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My take on what the Feds want Apple to do

If you’ve read the customer letter that Tim Cook posted on Apple.com, you will know that the federal government wants Apple to either make a piece of software that allows them to gain access to a locked IPhone “only once”. However, if Apple breaches security on one IPhone, then the federal government can unlock any IOS device and have access to our private information. The good news is that Apple is legally fighting the government against this order.
I heard an interview on CBS This Morning, about this very government order. The anchors wanted to argue that breaching security for one IPhone would protect US citizens from terrorist attacks. I didn’t catch the name of the expert they were interviewing, but he had a valid point. He stated that if Apple makes a defective IPhone to allow the government to breach the security of this “one IPhone” who’s to say that they won’t breach the security of other iPhones time and again. What the government wants Apple to do is to compromise our constitutional right to privacy. If they do that, then the terrorists would have won, because they are then able to take away all our rights. If that happens, America won’t be the land of the free anymore.
I agree with this statement about our constitutional rights being compromised, because if the government is allowed to hack into an apple device, who’s to say that these hackers that have created viruses on Windows, won’t be able to do the same with Apple products. The fact that hackers can’t breech apple’s security, is the main reason that I like the IPhone over Android in the first place. Furthermore, Google is one of many software companies that support Apple’s decision to fight this battle with the Feds in court. If Apple’s security is compromised, I won’t buy any mor of heir products, because this action that the government demands will make me, along with ten million other customers, not trust Apple any more. I don’t mean to be negative here, but I think Apple should continue to deny the FBI access to this phone, in order to maintain the high level of security that we, their customers, have come to rely on for the past several years.
What do you think, do you think that Apple should breech the security and allow the Feds access to that one iPhone, or do you think that they should fight the federal order in court? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below Continue reading “My take on what the Feds want Apple to do”

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Musings

This morning, I was reading a book titled, All The Bright Places, when the descriptions brought beautiful images to my mind. I thought about putting these musings in my journal, but they were so peaceful, I thought I would share with all my friends in the blogosphere.
In my mind, I am either sitting in the yard, or walking in the park on a breezy sunny afternoon. The wind is blowing through the trees, as water splashes over the banks of a babbling brook, or a gentle stream. In the distance I hear the music of chimes ringing out, or even the tinkle of music from a piano in a neighbor’s house. The music takes me to a peaceful time and place, where I see images in my mind, that form into the beginnings of a story.
In my mind, I drift back into the dreams of being in a strange hospital, but no one can figure otu what’s wrong with me. This was the idea for my story entitled A Gentle Whirlwind, where a blind teenageris caught up in a gentle whirlwind, and she awakes in a strange hospital room. The nurse in the recovery room tells her that she’s been in an accident, but when she awakes again, she finds that she is fine, but in her dream, she hears the voice in the whirlwind saying things that don’t make much sense at first.
I know these musings may not make sense, but these jumbled thoughts can lead to inspiring ideas for stories and other types of writing. What inspires you?