Nick Heer, quoting from and commenting upon a line from the aforelinked Washington Post story on how the FBI cracked the San Bernardino iPhone in 2016:
Apple has a tense relationship with security research firms.
Wilder said the company believes researchers should disclose all
vulnerabilities to Apple so that the company can more quickly
fix them. Doing so would help preserve its reputation as having
What a bizarre turn of phrase. It would help it “preserve its
reputation as having secure devices” because it really would help
improve the security of its devices for all users, in much the
same way that telling a fire department that there is a fire
nearby would help a building’s reputation as a fire-free zone.
It’s a little thing, but this hyper-cynical slant is pervasive in a lot of recent mainstream coverage of the big tech companies. It’s hard to find a Reed Albergotti-bylined story in the Post without it.