Cyber Security Case Study

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America’s Cyber Security is at Risk

The FBI is going too far, they are not just trying to get into the San Bernardino shooters phone but they are trying to take control and survey private technology. This case is a lot more than what it seems, this argument is about the privacy of information of the American people. If they create the backdoor to the iPhone it would be the same as a master key to a certain kind of door, and why should they be trusted with that power. The government’s intentions are good with what they are asking for but if companies don’t fight for the right to be private and not be forced to hack into their own products, the power could be abused. Which is why Private American companies should not be forced
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If private American companies let the government make them hack into their own products not only the consumers would be at risk of losing information but so would the companies because of a decrease in sales, risk of economic problems, and the threat of company information being exposed. No one would want to buy from a company that is under surveillance, it could make them feel exposed, there are businesses that have fail because they had a breach and even though they fixed it customer satisfaction went down and caused the businesses to go bankrupt. Tim Cook made a statement in january that their sales are dropping, there is no proven connection to the FBI getting into the iPhone but their CEO predicts if the government wins it will affect both the business and the consumer causing an even greater decrease in sales. Even though Apple says it is fighting for its customers and not itself they could have a dramatic decrease financially. In general Americans are materialistic and based on technology and with the risk of the technology based businesses going out of business or losing money …show more content…
He believes that if they can abuse the All Writs Act they will abuse this software they are asking to be made and if they can make other companies create the same thing then they will also abuse that. The All Writs Act is a 227 year old law that states “The Supreme Court and all courts established by Act of Congress may issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law” which basically says that gives the Supreme Court the ability to force someone to do something which apple refused to hopefully protect the future of cybersecurity and their customers(Richards, et al.). Apple is arguing that they are misusing this act because it was made before technology and to subside as a warrant basically(Limer). There is also the fear that the government will abuse this power to keep surveillance on technology in america to “prevent further attacks” but it also could scare and affect other law-abiding americans. We are a democracy which loosely means we all have a say in something and Apple users don’t. They don’t deserve to be spied on even if it could prevent further damage it could cause suspicion towards the government from Americans. Resulting from the distrust of the government people could drift away and also feel betrayed because they could believe that they don’t

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