There’s a piece of tentative good news in the realm of encryption and privacy today. In the face of a government court order to hack the pin code of a user’s iPhone, they publicly refused to comply. It remains to be seen how the government will fight back, but this could shape up to be a very important development.
Perhaps even better than Apple’s action is the reason behind it. Essentially, Apple’s CEO justified their defiance on the grounds that compliance would establish a precedent that would allow the government access any data it wanted.
Read the full story today from the Foundation of Economic Education:
Apple Defies FBI, Court Order to Breach iPhone Security