“Donald Trump says that Apple should comply with a California judge’s order to help the FBI break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters,” David Wright reports for CNN. “‘I agree 100% with the courts,’ Trump said on ‘Fox and Friends’ on Wednesday morning. ‘In that case, we should open it up. I think security over all — we have to open it up, and we have to use our heads. We have to use common sense.'”

“rump strongly argued that the Apple should unlock the phones, adding, the shooters ‘killed 14 people, other people laying desperately ill in the hospital from what they did. These are two people radicalized who were given a wedding party by the people they killed! There’s something going on. We have to be very careful, we have to be very vigilant,'” Wright reports. “‘But to think that Apple won’t allow us to get into her cell phone,’ Trump continued, ‘who do they think they are? No, we have to open it up.'”

“The letter, signed by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and published Tuesday, warns that complying with the order would entail building ‘a backdoor to the iPhone,’ creating ‘something we consider too dangerous to create,'” Wright reports. “‘The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers — including tens of millions of American citizens — from sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals,’ the letter reads.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Encryption is either on or off. This is a binary issue. There is no in-between. You either have encryption or you do not.

There have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. But the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door’s for everybody, for good guys and bad guys. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, December 2015

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