Tim Cook

The FBI persuaded a federal judge to order Apple, Inc. to disable the iPhone's self-destruct feature.

The judge ordered Apple to cooperate with the feds "within reason" to break into it's own iPhone.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook had 5 days to respond to the judge's order.

His response was: "We oppose this order."

Cook called the judge's order "an overreach by the U.S. government."

"The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers," said Cook. "We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand."

Since IOS 8, Apple removed a backdoor feature that would allow even the manufacturer to bypass the password and get into the iPhone.

The move was done so thieves wouldn't be able to bypass your password and break into your iPhone to steal your data.

But the feds whine that they've spent nearly 6 months trying to break into the iPhone of one of the deceased muslim jihadists who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, CA.

The feds are struggling to get data off a phone that belonged to Syed Farook.

Not even expert hackers on the FBI's payroll can bypass his password to get into his phone.

Cook argued that the judge's order would make iPhone owners vulnerable to snooping by the federal government.

iPhone owners far and wide are applauding Apple's refusal to help the feds break into their iPhones.

  • Mel

    Cook need to make a dam exception these fools dont deserve privacy fawk em

  • product of 79

    See... They don't care who gets it/killed... Long as uncle Tom gets his coins SMMFH

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I am not shocked. Steve Jobs went through GREAT lengths to protect the privacy of Apple customers. And I DO mean great lengths. He made his team smoove redesign one iteration of the iPhone, when it came out that folks locations were being tracked. And testified to Congress that while the previous version yes COULD be tracked, they would have a helleva task trying to make him come up off the records. Its him and his customers biz. And this was 2010-2011.

  • MookieFly

    So we are held from getting more information on this case(maybe even unraveling troubling future plans) all because of Apple security? Miss me with the bullshyt. Cook need to go sit his Mr. Doubtfire ass down

  • jazmine

    So the FBI doesn't really have 16 y.o high school nerds that can hack for them? That's just movies?? I'm so disappointed.

  • Jozie723

    I agree with Cook. If he agrees it will set a precedent that can be used in future cases to come. They always use a terrorist or highly emotional situation to take away the rights of Americans (Patriot Act anyone). How about the FBI use this time to investigate the three white men in army like gear fleeing the scene?

  • PhillyFacts

    Great job Cook, Apple is an elite brand for a reason users trust Apples security features! The initial intention of the government is to create an encryption to assist in this investigation. In the future the government will continue to utilize this encryption to violate Americans privacy. God forbid this encryption were to get in the wrong hands then were all f'd, personal info will be sold on Ebay to the highest bidder.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    When my phone was stolen that feature was a godsend because you already feel violated that someone stole it...but some Clowns don't need protecting

  • 1/8

    Here's a novel idea: close our borders and suspend work visas from known terrorist regions. Cracking into that phone isn't going to undo what's been done.

  • Fendi

    They're dead.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THEY BETTER CALL BOW WOW AND NEM FROM CSI CYBER...THEY CRACK EVERY DAMN THING!!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I just went and read the whole article. Basically he threw that gauntlet right on back to the Feds. Find a way to police terrorists ON YOUR own. Our technology aint got nothing to do with it, and you are not gonna twist our arm to write program to help YOU do YOUR job.

  • THE Queen

    Good Job CEO, the govt always seeking brown people to kill and destroy. JUST BECAUSE the news says these people did it, doesn't mean that is true, Keep an open mind this govt poisons its own citizens and does a lot of wickedness. Just know that EVERYBODY isn't as underhanded with a smile on their faces like the us govt

  • TheRealLee

    Hmmm, this sounds like Trump. Imagine, demanding the nation obey immigration laws and use an orderly process for LEGAL immigration. What a novel concept.

  • TheRealLee

    Today is unlock the phone, tomorrow they demand the bank to hand over all your money, your house, your car, and the clothes on your back. The feds need to hire the same IT guy from Apple but offer them more money. It's called capitalism.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm not particularly upset about this. My understanding is that they are trying to make Apple develop a program that will allow them to access his phones. That's not the same as a subpoena to access call logs, GPS records, etc. Yeah, I think I am ok with this.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    ??Tim Cook is correct! ??
    Hacking that phone will open a big can of worms.

  • jazmine

    I agree too they start off with terrorists pretty soon the local police are tryna make apple hack your phone to find your car and put a boot on it. #staywoke

  • Yoni

    For the GOVERNMENT! They are linked to this!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Would that include the borders of Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, etc. I mean basically any US territory with active Klan members... just curious.

  • Nataliegaye

    The actual FBI request is for Apple to write code to bypass the iphone encryption. Cooke's argument is that once Apple does this it can be used for anything not just getting into these two suspected terrorist phone. I don't think its just about money here , its about the privacy of all his customers. If you think the government will only use this on two peoples phone you are crazy.

  • TheRealLee

    It's called legal precedence. No warrant. It's great those terrorist are roasting in hell but they got to hire better IT people.

  • TheRealLee

    Slippery slope. It never ever ends there.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    Exactly!

  • Yoni

    Hell, it's already happening. The government will come and take your house (eminant domain - sp) just so they can widen the highway..............to transport (more) drugs and (bigger) missles on the interstate. Tuh. :tea:

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    The three white men that fleeed the scene were the real suspects, and apart of this disgusting game. The government uses the same tactics over and over again.

  • Kee

    Thank you. If this ish is allowed, what's next.

  • 1/8

    This country has too many people. We don't need anymore outsiders.

  • Yoni

    Did you find the ppl who stole it? Did they take pics on your phn and make video's? Where did they locate it? Where did it get stolen from? I always wonder what folks do with stolen phns that may (or may not) have a lock on it. My phn is old, so I don't have to worry about anybody wanting to steal it. LOL So long as it texts and make calls in and out, I'm fine.

  • Kee

    lol, not a boot

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THEY ARE ALREADY HACKING CARS...IT'S CRAY OUT HERE.

  • Yoni

    That they scrubbed from the internet so they could say it wasn't true. I'm quite sure Google streetview caught it.

  • jazmine

    Somebody at my job got one this morning ?

  • Yoni

    THEY probably didn't do it. They open it up and find a link to the government, then what? Remember initially there were witness accounts of THREE WHITE gunmen........

    We'll find out in the next segment of "where are they now...." :tea:

  • Yoni

    :facepalm: :faint:

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    It is an absolute fear tactic that the US government uses to invade citizens privacy. Can you imagine the even higher satistic numbers of people of color they'd use to frame crimes such as children pr0n, white collar crimes and any/everything else on. It's part of their Agenda 21/police state. They're using a highly emotional route as usual to do such things. It has been working. For all we know ISIS can very much be a government fabrication for an even more wicked agenda. Fear is the main tool the US government used to be in power and remain the greatest country/corporation in the world(a widely exaggerated claim to most)

  • SummerBaby

    My daughter's phone got stolen a few years ago. She logged into the track my phone on a computer & her phone started a screeching howl sound. Some kid from her school had stolen it & there was no way for him to deny at that point.

  • Yoni

    New OPEN post - A lil girl trying to pull a Mary Mother of Jesus for an episode of Maury....

  • MzFutureLCSW

    #cONFLICTED

  • Yoni

    YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I hate a liar and a thief.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Love the avi. That video cracks me up. She had to have been smoking crack.

  • jazmine

    He was screaming and cussing wooh I wish parking wars was still in Philly

  • therealashland

    The Feds are gonna start digging . Trying to find old student loans back taxes something. It's about to be open season at apple

  • TheRealLee

    I don't have issues with legal orderly immigration where people get vetted. You will find must Americans feel the same. But what is happening now is unconscionable. Look at Europe with women getting raped on the streets and it's coming our way.

  • jazmine

    ???please

  • jazmine

    I do say she look like Jenny the crackhead from down the block tho

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    +1

    I never understood the logic of stealing a phone. Things are changing... it's getting harder and harder to even activate the stolen phones. Why bother?

    If you steal my phone, I may have to whoop yo azz if I find you...I paid a whole lot of money for it.

  • 1/8

    With a few exceptions, it's illegal to restrict a US citizen's right to travel freely about the country.

  • Dee

    He has something to hide that may lead to jail time and the downfall of the company.

  • my view

    I doubt that very seriously. Maybe he knows if he lets them get this it they will always have a court order.

  • jazmine

    If they paid some decent money in salaries they could get the same minds that develop apple products to help them advance with technology cheap àss rather try to bully the company

  • my view

    The whole story didn't add up. To many witnesses said it was white men and then out the blue it was these two. I wouldn't give up the info either.

  • my view

    I'm glad somebody else remember what the real witnesses said

  • Jozie723

    Unless you are an American Indian we are all outsiders. This land is populated by European settlers. If we could get people to acknowledge that truth and realize they are also immigrants we would be able to respect each other better.

  • FoxyDiva

    Lmao...

  • 1/8

    I want the borders closed. No more outsiders. We can barely take care of the people who are already here.

    Foreigners come here, get on welfare and overload our hospitals. Enough is enough.

  • Yoni

    I mean WHY steal it? What is the purpose. EVERYBODY has a cellphn nowadays. If not, then it's by choice.

  • Yoni

    I LOOOOOVVEEEEDDD parking wars. The time ole girl drove OFF with a boot on her shit, I think THAT was the last episode.....EVER!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I know who stole mine, the family Dollar employee that took my bags did it. I forgot it was in there. I was able to erase all my ish once it hit the Internet but I actually don't think he got that far lol once it's locked it's locked. I didn't see any photos, he didn't use my social networks nothing. So that feature is good.

  • jazmine

    I'm mad I wanted to be on that show so bad when my friend got towed I got out my damn bed to help her get it back and they weren't there with the cameras I was heated.

  • Yoni

    Petty. Manufactured crisis. Selfish. LOL

  • 1/8

    You may be an outsider, but I'm an American-born citizen whose ancestors have been in this country for generations.

  • Yoni

    So you got it back? Did the employee get fired? Did you drag his ass across that raggedy ass store? Why all Family Dolla's be junky as hell, tho'?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    My friends daughter asked her for a new phone because the other kids were picking at her because it wasn't a flagship phone...

    People are just trying to keep up... I guess. I don't know.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Mr Cook did the right thing , you are the Feds , figure it out .

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Nope he got fired and they stopped taking bags but I'm not done with them, they been giving me the run around. I want my 549.00 plus extra. I wanted to real bad but I called the law and they didn't show up til the next day smh. They know he did too.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    We restrict travel all the time. Public safety outweighs constitutional rights all the time. I would just think that if we are truly concerned with terrorism, we would attempt to eradicate the terrorist that are actually already HERE first.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    They never did it .

  • Yoni

    Record the stomp down.

  • Yoni

    Not me. If my bill is going to go up, I DON'T WANT IT!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Dead

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • 1/8

    Being a white supremacist or belonging to a white supremacist group, is not a crime.

  • Blue

    Cook has someone break into his back door all the time so ... I mean ... just kidding y'all. Don't come for me today.

  • Luv Pitties

    I believe somewhat that may be why he is dead today.

  • Luv Pitties

    Dang it! You had to say it! I couldn't for the life of me figure out why he looked so familiar . ?

  • SameoleJ

    PPA is no joke. I once saw a man get to his car right before the booting truck came, he ripped the orange booting stickers off, threw then in the street and pulled off. I'm like: A. You driving a BMW and getting a boot; B. They have your VIN #, and license plate, thus have your address; C. They gonna just tow your car when they come to your house for taking the stickers off and you getting a fine. DUMMIE! CTHU

  • jazmine

    I saw a tesla with a boot, now how the hell...?

  • SameoleJ

    Right, but the worse is when you come out the house and see your neighbor has a boot and know they are going to act a plum fool, but you won't be there to see it!! Nothing worse then running late for work and come out to a booted car!!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I don't understand it. I only buy a new one when the old one dies.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't like apple and the guy that run it. Had that been a black man that ran the company it would have been much more of a big deal. I hate apple. I will never own an Iphone. That's for a good reason how dare he say no. The ego of that company is waaaayyyyy to big and the need to be brought back down to size

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Thank you?????

  • Di Ana

    I hear what you're saying, but it's a good idea that Apple's CEO is refusing the FEDS because this situation would create a disaster by having everyone who owns an iphone, it would have each of our privacy compromise, meaning that law enforcement can tap in your phone anytime and we don't want that. So 2 idiots who are dead compared to the thousands or millions of people that have an iphone who's lives could be destroyed because law enforcement wants to be all up in your bizness.

  • 1shy112

    What..How does cook have authority like this to say NO...wtf!!!

  • Traci404

    How about just give them the information off the phone.
    And dont show them how to break the encryption code.
    They get what they need...amd we still keep our encryption

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Understandable because I'm shole glad my info stayed where it was.

  • Mario Clemons

    Kudos to apple for standing firm. The fed gov has no idea. Apple more than knows its way around a courtroom. I mean seriously, if they did that, finger print scanner, Pin number and all encryption technology they worked hard on would become pointless.

  • T3

    I scrolled back up and HOLLERED!!!! Love that movie

  • JENNYJONES1

    EVERYONE APPLAUDS HIM UNTIL IT'S THEIR FAMILY LAID UP DEAD ON THE FLOOR WITH BLOOD OOZING FROM THEIR BODIES. IT'S THE SAME WITH NO SNITCHING WHEN SOMEONE IS SH0T IN THE HOOD THEN THOSE SAME PEOPLE ARE ON THE NEWS BEGGING FOLKS TO COME FORWARD. APPLE'S CEO IS ASKING FOR AN AUDIT BY ACTING CRAZY OVER THESE TERR0RIST PRIVACY...........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Becky

    When it comes down to those people, let the FBI break into the phones or the extremists will win the fight against terrorism.

  • stanley

    Terrorist shouldn't be protected by Apple.

  • scentsychick30

    Slippery slope,I say kudos?That man dead fluck what's on his phone.

  • the guest

    Trump doesn't have a trademark on the fact that America must cease work visa from terrorist regions. Student visas as well. It is well documented that visa are used to terrorists to enter the US.

  • the guest

    Brilliantly stated.

  • the guest

    Tim Cook has risked his life for the right to privacy of Americans. Opposing the Feds was a valiant stand. Apple didn't have to take this stand but they did have to take this stand.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    If Apple were owned by a black person the Feds would've just stormed the corporate office and forced the information.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Thank you????

  • 1/8

    Thank you. ?

  • 1/8

    Exactly! I've been say that, forever. We need to stop the influx of people into our country until we can effectively manage the citizens who are already here. Apparently, 9/11 didn't teach us a thing.

  • sunni_daze

    I agree with apple. If it starts with hacking these phones, then who's next you average every day joes. This is how you convince the people to give up their rights 1 at a time by filling them fear. Once the fear is gone CONTROL will set in.