Petition asks Obama administration to stop demanding Apple create iPhone backdoor

A petition to the Obama administration has been launched by Matthew Kick that asks the government to “halt efforts that compel Apple and other device makers to create a ‘backdoor’ for the government to access citizens data.”

The petition reads:

The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of it’s [sic] customers.

The FBI, is demanding that Apple build a “backdoor” to bypass digital locks protecting consumer information on Apple’s popular iPhones.

We the undersigned, oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.


100,000 signatures are needed by March 18, 2016 to cause the White House to respond.

Sign the petition here.

MacDailyNews Take: You know what to do.

Newspaper editorials back Apple over U.S. government 8 to 1 – February 19, 2016
Apple likely to invoke First Amendment free-speech rights in against U.S. government backdoor demands – February 19, 2016
Donald Trump calls for Apple boycott over San Bernardino terrorist iPhone encryption – February 19, 2016
Secret memo details U.S. government’s broader strategy to crack phones – February 19, 2016
DOJ escalates war against Apple, files new motion to compel company to break into iPhone – February 19, 2016
Libertarian U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee offers to unlock terrorist’s iPhone for FBI – February 19, 2016
Apple is still fighting Big Brother – February 19, 2016
Apple co-founder Woz: Steve Jobs would have fought this U.S. government overreach, too – February 19, 2016
Mother who lost son in San Bernardino terrorist attack sides with Apple against U.S. government backdoor demands – February 19, 2016
iPhones don’t kill people, people kill people – February 19, 2016
Court extends deadline for Apple to oppose order to unlock iPhone – February 19, 2016
Twitter, Facebook, Box support Apple against U.S. government demand to hack iPhone – February 19, 2016
No, Apple has NOT unlocked 70 iphones for law enforcement – February 18, 2016
Apple is right, the U.S. government demand would make us all less secure – February 18, 2016
How Apple will fight the DOJ in iPhone backdoor case: U.S. government’s position stands on 227 year old law – February 18, 2016
USA Today alters logo to support Apple in fight against U.S. government overreach – February 18, 2016
Obama administration claims FBI is not asking Apple for a ‘backdoor’ to the iPhone – February 18, 2016
Privacy activists plan rallies across U.S. to support Apple in battle against U.S. government on February 23rd – February 18, 2016
Google CEO Sundar Pichai wishy-washy on Apple’s fight against U.S. government backdoor demands – February 18, 2016
Why Apple is fighting back against U.S. federal government demands for iPhone access – February 17, 2016
Snowden backs Apple in fight over iPhone; blasts Google’s silence – February 17, 2016
Obama administration: We’re only demanding Apple hack just one iPhone – February 17, 2016
Security firm shows how Apple could bypass iPhone security to comply with FBI request – February 17, 2016
What the Apple court order means for your smartphone privacy – February 17, 2016
EFF opposes U.S. government demand to force Apple to unlock terrorist’s iPhone – February 17, 2016
‘Who do they think they are?’ Donald Trump blasts Apple for not unlocking San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone – February 17, 2016
Tim Cook posts open letter opposing U.S. government demands to bypass iPhone encryption – February 17, 2016
Apple CEO opposes court order to help FBI unlock San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone – February 17, 2016
Apple wants judge to rule if it can be forced to unlock defendant’s iPhone – February 16, 2016
U.S. House lawmakers seek to outlaw states from banning encrypted iPhones – February 10, 2016
Obama administration wants access to smartphones – December 15, 2015
Obama administration’s calls for backdoors into encrypted communications echo Clinton-era key escrow fiasco – December 14, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. √ Ideally, such a petition would not be necessary. But we continue to have a government that’s more interested in totalitarian control of We The People than it is interested in following the US Constitution, most specifically the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, which are directly involved in this illegal pestering of Apple to undermine our right to privacy.

    I get the idea that playing at being ignorant of the law is not going to stop with pestering Apple. This is going to be a long, hard fight to maintain our US citizen rights. I tossed EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, another $65 (t-shirt!) today in thanks for their pestering #MyStupidGovernment back again.

  2. Fuck that petition. Call your congressman.

    I remember when the top petition on Obama’s little circle-jerk site was for marijuana legalization, and one of his press lapdogs actually asked him about it. Motherfucker just snickered.


  3. Forget that. Let’s let this go to court, and another court, and the Supreme Court if necessary, so we can get a precedent-setting ruling that ends this crap for good. If the pressure backs off now, it’ll just come up again with the next case.

  4. Is there a doubt in anyone’s mind now, about the government’s DOJ motives in the e-Book conspiracy fabricated actions against Apple – the government/ Amazon joint venture…?

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