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2016

Donald Trump Is Wrong On Apple

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This website has full-on embraced the chaos that is Donald Trump

We believe he represents the “purification by pain” the so-called “Republican” party needs to endure prior to drawing its last breath … which we are hoping happens sooner rather than later.

Why this contempt for the GOP?  Read our endorsement of Trump to find out …

Anyway … just because we love Trump’s populist revolution doesn’t mean we agree with everything he says.  In fact he is 100 percent wrong as it relates to the current debate between tech giant Apple and the federal government over the great iPhone unlocking scandal.

As we noted last week,  “the government is basically ordering Apple to create a ‘master key’ for all of its iOS devices (i.e. all iPhones, iPods, iPads, etc.) – and then turn that key over to the same people have been spying on us for years without warrants. And storing our data without our permission.”

That’s crazy …

Government has proven repeatedly it cannot be trusted with that sort of power … which is why tech companies started encrypting their phones in the first place.

Sadly, Trump not only supports the government’s position – he wants people to boycott Apple products until they comply.

“Apple ought to give the security for that phone, OK. What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such a time as they give that security number,” Trump said.  “How do you like that? I just thought of it. Boycott Apple.”

Actually, no …

Apple is to be applauded for standing up to the government … and for drawing attention to the dangerous precedent that would be set by giving the domestic spy state what amounts to unlimited access to our most personal information.

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