New FBI Director James Comey, U.S. President Barack Obama and former FBI Director, Robert S. Mueller
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has hauled Apple into court, over their refusal to unlock the iPhone 5 belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, who killed 17 people at a community center in California (14 Dead And 17 Wounded In Shooting By 3 Jihadis At A California Disability Center). Apple is resisting, as the tech company states it will lead to more requests from the FBI, which will lead to mass spying on the American people and international citizens.
While it would be great for the phone to be unlocked to aid in the case of compiling a report on the matter, the terrorists are dead. Therefore, no prosecution is at stake. What Apple is concerned about is the FBI's reputation. As the phrase goes, "Give them an inch and they will take a mile." Once the FBI gets a foothold, they will keep imposing and perversely go further each time. Furthermore, the FBI does not need Apple to unlock the phone. Others have unlocked iPhones. The FBI just wants to illegally control Apple in a bid to further spy on the masses. They are grossly overstepping their congressional mandate. It is arrogant, out of order and totalitarian in nature.
The FBI, NSA and CIA are always looking for ways to illegally spy on people. It is ingrained at the agencies. The FBI, NSA and CIA are always looking for people and companies to conscript into invasive, illegal activity. All this illegal spying the FBI, NSA and CIA have been engaging in has not stopped any act of terrorism. It is being done for reasons that are politically and financially motivated. It has nothing to do with national security.