Apple's brand hangs in the balance of its FBI standoff
February 19, 2016 - Uncategorized
Apple’s showdown with the FBI over access to an encrypted iPhone has been hailed by privacy advocates as a bold idealistic stand against the U.S. government’s overbearing mass surveillance system.
That may be so, but it’s also a calculated risk that benefits the company’s bottom line, its reputation in respect to its Silicon Valley competition and the carefully crafted maverick image that Apple has spent years building.
To re-cap: On Tuesday, a judge ordered Apple to give the FBI a specially designed piece of software meant to bypass the encrypted security of an iPhone 5C used by one of the killers behind last December’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Read more…