Most Americans Support FBI Over Apple, Finds Pew

Pew Research Center has released a study on the dispute between the FBI and Apple. 51 percent of Americans think Apple should assist the FBI and unlock the iPhone 5c while 38 percent of Americans side with Apple.


The iPhone used to belong to one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. When the FBI asked for a backdoor to access data on this phone, Apple’s Tim Cook wrote a letter saying that Apple is protesting the order.

“Once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices. In the physical world, it would be the equivalent of a master key, capable of opening hundreds of millions of locks,” Tim Cook wrote in his original letter.

Since then, many have sided with Apple while others have tried to make Apple comply. The White…

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