Tuesday February 23, 2016

More Support For Justice Department Than For Apple

A national survey by the Pew Research Center found that more people support unlocking that iPhone to assist the FBI than those who oppose it. There are a lot of factors involved in how people are choosing sides, everything from type of phone you own to political affiliation played a part in how people responded to the poll.

As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation. Fewer Americans (38%) say Apple should not unlock the phone to ensure the security of its other users’ information; 11% do not offer an opinion on the question.