Well, if any of you have been keeping up with the Big Apple vs. FBI case. Here's a quick summary--
The FBI wanted to hack an iPhone to potentially get info about San Bernardino shooter. Apple, who said they didn't know how to do it, and also they don't want to be forced to hack into something they intentionally set up privacy around.
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Well, the FBI has dropped the case now. And are reported they can hack the iPhone on their own.
What does things mean, again? Well, it raises a few questions.
First, who helped the FBI do this? Some are blaming former Apple employees, some are saying a third-party cyber security agency. Not maybe people are assuming that the FBI did it all on their own.
Second, are they going to share this with Apple? Well, that would give the FBI power and Apple the same power.
And lastly, what does this mean for future cases?
Big Corps versus the government! Who do we trust! Privacy versus safety! We are unclear what the legal precedent that was set here... Because the FBI just did it anyway. Maybe Congress will step in and say something, maybe they won't.
Until then...The privacy debate wages on. And the FBI hacks into more and more.