Recently, San Bernardino was the target of a Muslim extremist terror attack. The shooter had an iPhone 5c, which is now in FBI custody. The iPhone has a 4 digit pass key lock on it, and the FBI, via a court ruling, has ordered Apple to circumvent the password protection so that the Feds can track down and intercept others who may have been a part of this terrorist action. Time is crucial. Apple is currently refusing to do this BECAUSE they would need to write a NEW PROGRAM that would be able to bypass the security system, thus basically handing he government, and any hacker who can get their hands on it, keys to the apple kingdom. Basically, Apple sees the new program they would have to build as a massive threat to people's privacy. Bear in mind, however, that Apple has no issue selling your privacy to other app developers. When ever you download new apps and it asks if it can use your location,maple is tracking you, and they have, in the past, sold that data. So, who is right here? Is Apple being a hypocrite? Or is the American Government overstepping its bounds? What should companies be forced to give up to fight terror? And is being forced to give up your security an oblique act of terror on our your own governments part? This is a really interesting topic, and I'm not taking sides yet. How do you feel about this? And before you ask, no, the FBI cannot make their own Apple program to circumvent the security on the iPhone. Apple is to clever for that. Anyhow, in the interest of full disclosure, here is the link to the story I read. You can review it if you wish. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/techn ... .html?_r=0 So, talk to me!