This is an unprecedented, unwise, and unlawful move by the
government. The Constitution does not permit the government to
force companies to hack into their customers’ devices. Apple is
free to offer a phone that stores information securely, and it
must remain so if consumers are to retain any control over their
The government’s request also risks setting a dangerous precedent.
If the FBI can force Apple to hack into its customers’ devices,
then so too can every repressive regime in the rest of the world.
Apple deserves praise for standing up for its right to offer
secure devices to all of its customers.