Closing Apple iPhone Loophole Is More Than Just Keeping the Law Out
The amount of government security narratives flying across headlines today is almost unmeasurable. From the top down, stories range from former head of F.B.I. being on trial to massive Facebook leaks of millions of customers data.
One of those stories also includes a 2016 showdown between the F.B.I.after apple refused to help open the iPhone of a mass serial killer. Eventually, the F.B.I. simply paid a third party, but that has lead to a lot of huffing and puffing about adding a loophole for law enforcement to get into iPhones. Instead of responding directly to that call, Apple has instead closed down the loophole by adding strict rules to their software that only allows data transfer one hour after the phone has been unlocked. Otherwise, the phone can only receive an outlet charge.
So is Apple really anti-police, sending a message that they are out here to thwart the good guys who just want to help? No, not at all.