There is a TON of information (and misinformation) out there about the very important case involving Apple, the FBI, and the iPhone that had been used by (but not owned by) Syed Farook, the San Bernadino shooting suspect.

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Hating Apple is of course a very popular hobby, but this has not one single thing to do with that, and we should all be very interested in this case regardless of how we feel about the company or their products.

I can't say it any better than security expert Rich Mogull:

Don’t be distracted by the technical details. The model of phone, the method of encryption, the detailed description of the specific attack technique, and even the feasibility are all irrelevant.

Don’t be distracted by the legal wrangling. By the timing, the courts, or the laws in question. Nor by politicians, proposed legislation, Snowden, or speeches at think tanks or universities.

Don’t be distracted by who is involved. Apple, the FBI, dead terrorists, or common drug dealers.

Everything, all of it, boils down to a single question.

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This isn't about breaking encryption, and it's not about terrorism. It's about privacy, and security, and that's it. If you value these things, don't be distracted.

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