San Bernardino terrorist iPhone only the first in a long line of phones waiting to be hacked

In a world where government surveillance is more prevalent than ever before, one company, Apple, is standing up and pushing back against the FBI. National security has been cited as the reason for increased digital surveillance, forcing individual rights to privacy to take a back seat.

This may seem like a story about one smartphone, but it’s not. This case will set a precedent. An FBI victory could result in companies being forced to create a backdoor into their products, making it easier for hackers to access private data. However, it is argued that an Apple victory could make it more difficult for law enforcement to catch terrorists.

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The editor responsible for this story is Zoe Choy, zchoy@cjournal.ca