Ethics Of The Iphone : An Ethical Dilemma Essay

1298 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction This article, Building A “Backdoor” To The iPhone: An Ethical Dilemma, discusses Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, ethical dilemma to safeguard its customer’s trust and digital privacy or assist the U.S. government and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to gain access to an iPhone device used by a terrorist to commit a heinous crime against society in the city of San Bernardino, California. In addition, evaluate methods in which managers with power and responsibilities characterized by Badaracco, an ethics professor at Harvard University, as the “dirty-hands problem” and the “right-versus-right” difficulties where “the moral dilemmas of management are, at bottom, clashes among different, conflicting moralities, among very different spheres of responsibility.” Furthermore, assess ways Tim Cook could resolve these dilemmas and the potential consequences. (Jayakumar, Tahora, 2016) Apple growth and popularity stem from Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, vision of the Apple brand, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac, Apple TV and Apple Watch, to encompass its products as part of the customers’ everyday lifestyle. In this sense, “Apple’s business model was based on selling products, not harvesting data.” (Jayakumar, Tahora, 2016) Equally, Tim Cook is an advocate of customer privacy and personal information such that the users determine what features and data within Apple’s products could be access by which applications. Nonetheless, with increased cyber-attacks…

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