Arizona county gained't give its staff any extra iPhones

Arizona county won't give its employees any more iPhones

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Apple’s refusal to assist the FBI unlock a terror suspect’s iPhone has apparently touched a nerve in Arizona. Maricopa County, the place that introduced us bigoted birther fanatic Sheriff Joe Arapaio, introduced on Wednesday that it’ll not situation iPhones to its staff. Of the county’s present 564 work-issued telephones, 366 are iPhones.

“Apple’s refusal to cooperate with a official regulation enforcement investigation to unlock a telephone utilized by terrorists places Apple on the aspect of terrorists as an alternative of on the aspect of public security,” Maricopa County Lawyer Invoice Montgomery stated in a press release. “Positioning their refusal to cooperate as having something to do with privateness pursuits is a company PR stunt and ignores the 4th Modification protections afforded by our Structure.”

Talking of PR stunts, pot meet kettle.

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