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Old 21 February 2016, 02:13 AM
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I see your argument, and think your "illegitimate means" point is valid.

But would oppressive regimes be guaranteed to get ahold of it if the software stayed in Apple's care? I suppose they could try to limit Apple sales within their countries in exchange for the software, but it's not a forgone conclusion.

That argument also assumes iPhones are being used in moral but unlawful ways in other countries, and that this use is something that should be protected at the cost of lives that could be saved from immoral criminal activity (through legitimate warrants) everywhere iPhones are available.
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