Donald Trump Criticizes Apple for Opposing iPhone 'Backdoor' Order: 'Who Do They Think They Are?'

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    Donald Trump, a leading Republican candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, has spoken out against Apple's refusal to help the FBI access data on an iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Farook in the 2015 San Bernardino attacks.

    Trump, who appeared on the morning news show Fox and Friends this morning, said he agrees "100 percent with the courts" about the matter, as reported by Politico. "Who do [Apple] think they are? They have to open it up," he said.
    Apple published an open letter earlier today stating that the company will oppose an order from a U.S. federal judge that demands the company create a new version of iOS that circumvents several important security features, allowing access to encrypted smartphone data to assist the FBI's investigation.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook said that while the company is "shocked and outraged" by the San Bernardino attacks last December, and presumes "the FBI's intentions are good," the company strongly believes that building a "backdoor" for U.S. government or law enforcement would be "too dangerous to create."
    Apple has routinely encouraged the U.S. government to embrace its "no backdoors" encryption policy. In June 2015, Cook spoke about the importance of privacy at the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event in Washington D.C., and he has made several other privacy-centric speeches as chief executive.

    Apple stopped storing encryption keys for devices running iOS 8 or later, making it impossible for the iPhone maker to unlock content requested by U.S. authorities on passcode-protected devices. iOS also has an optional Touch ID setting that erases all data after 10 failed passcode attempts.

    California and New York assemblymen have introduced bills that aim to ban sales of devices with such strong levels of encryption, with a $2,500 fine per phone sold in violation, but bipartisan legislation was subsequently introduced in U.S. Congress that could block these state-level efforts. None of the bills have yet to be signed into law.

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    I'm a Trump supporter, but I respectfully disagree with him on this issue.
     
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    I'm not the type to wish bad things on anyone, but Trump, man, I wish the worst for him.
     
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    hey trump, i want to see the "frank" email exchanges between you and your campaign team too.. lol
     
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    Well that's settled: If Trump opposes it, it's the right thing to do!
     
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    Donnie's the Massengill candidate... a disposable (blank).
     
  8. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    Common Sense would dictate that the data on this phone couldn't possibly be so valuable that it's worth putting one billion other users' identities and personal data at risk.
     
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    Donald Duck Trump uses Android in his tweets. lol
     
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    Brave of you to openly say that.
     
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    Wait until someone hacks into his phone and leaks a selfie of him without his "hair". :p
     
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    http://www.trumpdonald.org/

    Enjoy.
     
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    This guy has lost the plot. Its like he has verbal diarrhoea or something
     
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    Hah this should be an interesting "discussion" :p
     
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    Ruh roh...Apple has incurred the wrath of the Donald. The last time Apple did this, they folded like a cheap suit and gave in to his demands:

    I have a lot of @Apple stock--- and I miss Steve Jobs. Tim Cook must immediately increase the size of the screen on the iPhone. It should be slightly larger than the Samsung screen- and they better get it right fast because they will lose a lot of business. I like the larger screen.

    From 2013:
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    I'm a Trump supporter... but I respectfully disagree with him on this issue. Tim is 100% right, and even more right when he says the FBI/Government will "word this differently".

    As far as I understand, both sides (FBI vs Apple) have valid reasons - there's no easy way out of this one, I think.
     
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    Doesn't the government use phones for secure information, don't they realize that it would make them vulnerable as well.
     
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    Wow...he is running for the GOP nomination and he opposes personal privacy protections? Okay...
     
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    Trump. #facepalm. We watch and laugh at America.

    Only real hope America has is voting for Sanders.
     
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    Donald Trump is a moron and conservatives are embarrassed by him.
     
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    Shut up, Trump. You're too stupid to have an opinion on anything.
     
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    You had me all the way up until the words Donald Trump.
     

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