Apple vs the FBI - level 2

Apple vs the FBI - level 2

03-03-2016 07:00

The FBI wants Apple to unlock two iPhones. These iPhones belonged to the killers of the San Bernardino shootings, which took place in December last year.

Apple wants to help the FBI, but the problem is complicated. It is not easy to unlock an iPhone without writing a special piece of software. Apple has never written this piece of software and it does not want to.

Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, said that this software is like cancer. It would unlock the two phones, but it would also make everyone’s iPhone vulnerable. That is why Apple does not want to write the code.

The American public is divided – some support Apple while others support the FBI.

Difficult words: vulnerable (in danger), divided (to set into two groups).

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