One of the biggest stories in tech right now is the ongoing battle between Apple, the FBI and the U.S. government. The FBI is now in possession of an iPhone that had belonged to one of two shooters in the San Bernardino tragedy that took place late last year. 16 people were left dead including the two terrorists who carried out the attack, and another 22 were injured. Now, the FBI wants Apple to provide it with tools that will allow it to break into the recovered phone, and Apple is refusing.
We’ve hit this issue from every angle so we won’t rehash it again in this post. We’ve also heard from a legendary iPhone hacker, who explained how Apple could allow the FBI to access the phone while still protecting our privacy.
This cases raises a number of ethical issues but tangentially, it also serves as a reminder. Is your phone secure? More →