The FBI wants to hack into iPhones to help with investigations. Apple should help the FBI with their investigations.
There are many reasons why Apple should help the FBI unlock phones. According to Whitt Flora, “Cook refused to unlock Farook's phone to help the FBI's investigation of the attack. This refusal is hard to justify in an age when America and its allies are coming under attack from extremist groups.” The FBI only wants to hack into criminals phones, so people shouldn't be worried about their privacy being taken away. Apple should help the FBI unlock iPhones. If Apple would help the FBI, they could catch more criminals. There will be more times when America is under attack, and it would be better to help the FBI instead of doing nothing. If the FBI was able to hack into terrorists iPhones, America would be more safe.
A lot of people worry that if the FBI is able to hack into phones, then their right of privacy in the fourth amendment will be taken away. According to Randall G. Holcombe, “Apple phones have features that protect the privacy of the information on them, and the Fourth Amendment guarantees people this right to privacy.” The fourth Amendment guarantees the right to privacy, but it also states that the government has a right to search personal property if it has a warrant and probable cause. In this case, the FBI doesn’t really have a warrant to hack into phones, but they do have a probable cause. Hacking into iPhones would help the FBI to catch criminals. The FBI wouldn’t even hack the phones of people who aren’t doing anything wrong. People who aren’t doing anything wrong really shouldn’t be worried
Safety is more important than privacy. According to Whitt Flora, “Now, hopefully, they are starting to realize that World War III might have already started. It will not end until we eliminate the tens of thousands of extremists eager to carry out horrible attacks.” There are thousands of extremists groups eager to carry out horrible attacks, so the FBI needs all the help they can get. Terrorism is a big issue. People around the world die everyday because of terrorism, but no one dies by getting their phones hacked. Being safe is more important than privacy.
The FBI has good reasons to hack into phones, so the Apple company should help the FBI with their investigations. It would be easier to catch criminals, and provide us with more safety. People who aren’t doing anything wrong shouldn’t be worried.