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Letter: Apple must act in interests of safety

A protestor holds up an iPhone that reads

A protestor holds up an iPhone that reads No Entry outside of the the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on Feb. 23, 2016 in Manhattan. Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Thomas

It seems ridiculous to me that Apple would support the supposed rights of terrorists who killed 14 people over the rights of millions of U.S. citizens who might become targets [“Shooter’s iPhone could have had unlock feature,” News, Feb. 22].

The FBI is asking, with a court order, for access to this phone, not the phone of everyone in the United States. I agree that the government is getting too pervasive, but in this case its order is justified.

How will Apple react if more people are killed who might have been saved with the information on that phone?

Nancy Zappala, Farmingdale