Make no mistake: This is unprecedented, and the situation was
deliberately engineered by the FBI and Department of Justice to
force a showdown that could define limits our civil rights for
generations to come. This is an issue with far-reaching
implications well beyond a single phone, a single case, or even
As a career security professional, this case has chilling
Apple does not have the existing capability to assist the FBI. The
FBI engineered a case where the perpetrators are already dead, but
emotions are charged. And the law cited is under active legal
debate within the federal courts.
The crux of the issue is should companies be required to build
security circumvention technologies to expose their own
customers? Not “assist law enforcement with existing tools,” but
“build new tools.”
Really good take on just how high the stakes are in this case. It is not about one single iPhone 5C.