Twitter is the place for everyone and anyone to voice their opinions on the latest news. There is no exception when it comes to the world of technology. When a newsworthy topic presents itself, we will scour Twitter to see what the masses have to say about the latest trending topics. This week, we looked into the commentary around the recent FBI request for Apple to create a backdoor that would allow the government to access the phone of the San Bernadino shooter.
Apple has denied the government request which has sparked a discussion on privacy. Here's the top Twitter buzz around the privacy discussion that ensued after Apple's response to the U.S. Government.
No other company at Apple's scale is going to go to these lengths to protect privacy. If we lose here, dire repercussions.— Zac Cichy (@zcichy) February 17, 2016
This is not about Apple, its about us, our privacy, our data, our liberties, our values. Thanks for standing up @tim_cook.— Hilton Lipschitz (@hiltmon) February 17, 2016
What if @tim_cook's legacy isn't Apple's products but protecting privacy of those products, their users, and thus Apple's core business?— Benjamin Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson) February 17, 2016
I see importance of protecting our privacy but when you murder people you give up your rights & go to prison. #Apple needs to unlock phone!— Elizabeth Imus (@imuszero) February 17, 2016
Be angry at Apple—not the FBI—over privacy https://t.co/AfjhhuzhF0— Khalid Kahloon (@chkhalids) February 18, 2016
I am thrilled that Google and Apple would deny this! The FBI can just figure it out on their own!! WE, THE PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO PRIVACY!!— Shelley L. Reese (@shelleyreese1) February 18, 2016
Google CEO lends support to Apple, says adding backdoor to iPhone "could compromise users' privacy" (being updated) https://t.co/xq3JUiqs6W— CNET (@CNET) February 18, 2016
Can’t get on board against Apple. Burden always falls on citizens to abridge privacy rights for gov’t screw ups.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 18, 2016
Be sure to check back next week for another Twitter stream on a new trending topic! Did we miss any good tweets? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting @ using #ContinuumTT.
Apple is taking on the FBI in defense of user privacy.https://t.co/DaiolI1Hcf— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 18, 2016
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