Apple vs. FBI: The Great Back Door Debate Broken Down

In a discussion sweeping the tech (and consumer) world, it’s easy to suffer from “Apple vs. FBI” information overload. Here at WinMagic, we’ve been closely following the developments of the story and understand Apple’s firm stance. In an effort to break the story down (and share some of our own thoughts) here are the nuts and bolts of the Apple vs. FBI case.

Apple’s Privacy Policy

Apple’s new privacy policy allows the user to encrypt emails, contacts, and photos that uses a code that the user has created. Not even Apple will have access to this code. This gives sole power over iPhone’s personal data to the user, and this has authorities concerned. FBI director, James B. Comey has stated “What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law”, reports WSJ’s Brent Kendall.

Keeping up with the Jones’

The evolution of technology goes at a breakneck pace. Whether it’s new products coming to market or updates to existing products – it’s a never-ending cycle.

As a software company that supports multiple Operating Systems (OS), we’re no different and one of the common questions I’m asked has to do with releasing product updates to support various OS updates.