From doing this assignment, I have learned many new ways to remember terms. I have created multiple poster's to help me remember the definitions of my vocabulary terms. I have learned how to be more efficient on getting things done and managing my time. If I could change one thing about this assignment, it would be to not have as many words. I would also change how much time we had to complete this assignment. It was hard coming up with creative things for each poster, but my partner and I completed all of them. I think this assignment will help me remember the terms in the future and help me come up with ways I can remember terms.
Do you believe that the government should hack into our phones and violate our rights? The FBI wanted Apple to create a new software that would hack into a person’s iPhone. It would be a violation of our rights if the government invaded our privacy and hacked into our phones. Apple refusing to help the FBI in their investigations was the right thing to do.
It is our rights as Americans to possess information without sharing it with the government. According to Randal G. Holcombe, author of Apple CEO was right to defend basics, “Basic American rights were at stake, and the purpose of law is to protect people’s rights.” Randal G. Holcombe also states that “The Fourth Amendment guarantees people have the right to privacy. Individuals have the right to possess information without having to share it with the government.” The Fourth Amendment states that we have the right to privacy. Letting the government hack into our phones would mean that we are letting them take away our basic rights. The FBI is violating the rights of citizens by hacking into their phones. Americans have the right to possess information without the government knowing. The government wants Apple to create a new software, so they can hack into iPhones. It is the company’s right to refuse to help the government in their investigations. Apple made the right choice by not helping the government with their investigations.
Although the FBI would be violating our privacy, there is a risk of more terrorism if the FBI does not hack into some phones. According to Whitt Flora, author of Apple's refusal to cooperate harms FBI's counterterrorism efforts, “His action, now seemingly vindicated, nevertheless has set back the efforts of the FBI to stanch terrorism by at least three months.” There will still be terrorism even if Apple helped the government. Hacking into terrorists phones could even lead to more terrorism. Apple refused to help the government because it wanted to protect the value of its brand. If Apple created the software to hack into iPhones, fewer people would buy their products because they do not want to have their phones hacked. The government has no right to force Apple, and all other companies, to help them with their investigations. Terrorist countries could even get the software that would allow them to hack into iPhones letting them hack into our phones.
The FBI wanted Apple to make a new software to hack into phones. According to Randal G. Holcombe, author of Apple CEO was right to defend basics, “The FBI wanted Apple to write new software to unlock the phone in order to help it search for the information. The government has no right to force anybody to involuntarily provide it services.” The government has no right to force a company to help them with their investigations. Apple would have to create a new software to unlock the phone because Apple never had the information the government was seeking. The author of Apple CEO was right to defend basics also stated that, “If the case had gone forward and the FBI had won, it would justify giving all governments the same powers the FBI wanted. When the time inevitably came, the U.S. government could hardly argue that a foreign government doesn’t have the same right to force companies to aid their investigations. If the FBI forced Apple to help them, foreign governments have the same right to force companies to help them. If a foreign government wanted to force a company to help them, the U.S. government could not argue that the foreign governments have the same right as the U.S. government.
Apple refusing to help the FBI was the right thing to do. It is our right as Americans to possess information without sharing it with the government. The Fourth Amendment guarantees people have the right to privacy. It is also a company’s right to refuse to help the government with its investigations. Apple never had the information the government was seeking and they would be required to create a new software to hack into phones. It would be a violation to our rights and the Fourth Amendment if the government hacked into our phones.