Ramos is the elected prosecutor in the county where the terrorist act took place in December. "Apple's claim for privacy is deceptive," or "Apple's assertion of standing to protect privacy is illusory," challenges the way Apple can claim to offer its ultimate protection. private life.
"While Apple may represent what it chooses in the marketing of its devices and operating systems, it is neither the legislature nor the judiciary that has the power to define privacy as absolute," he said.
"Apple is not a public policy firm. Apple is a for-profit company. No one has appointed or elected Apple to be the Orwellian judge or advocate for the privacy of society or even all of its customers.
"In any case, Ramos says, this 'absolute protection of privacy' is not supported by the Constitution."
"Apple is worried that criminals (meaning hackers) may try to break into iPhones and obtain information contained in the phone, but that is not the whole picture."
"The fact is that criminals are already using iPhones, every day, everywhere, and that the phones contain evidence of their criminal activities, violent crime, human trafficking, sexting, revenge pornography, child sexual exploitation and identity theft committed against innocent victims. , are also available on iPhones. ”
(Parenting: Sexting between consensual adults is not necessarily illegal. To be fair, legal issues arise in some states when minors are involved.)
The prosecutor says it would be appropriate for Apple to solve the problems it has created, and that companies doing dangerous things will have to correct them.
"It can be argued that the iPhone with the current encryption it uses is dangerous for victims."