Apple versus FBI is being framed as a debate between privacy and security. In fact, though, there is a powerful argument to be made that Apple’s position is the more secure one for the United States.
Apple clarified off-the-record that new phones would also be covered by the precedent of the FBI’s request, which explains why they are drawing a line in the sand. Said line, though, is not about encryption. That is important because encryption could be the ultimate victim.
Apple is in a face-off with the FBI; understanding what is at issue, and the long-term risks Apple faces.
(Legitimate) iOS has been hit by malware for the first time. It’s a big deal because it gets at the heart of why the App Store is so important not just to Apple but to the entire industry. Plus, how on earth did this happen, and what will happen next?
Moore’s Law has officially hit a slow-down. The more important question is why — and it is necessarily as bad a thing as we expected? Plus, the latest Android vulnerability points to a big Apple advantage and the implications of tradeoffs.
Good morning, I’m writing this through my tears as Wisconsin lost in last night’s national men’s basketball championship. I will say, one thing I’m grateful for when it comes to living abroad is that I am by necessity a lot less invested in sports than I used to be; morose is far better than incapacitated, […]
Good morning, To the update! More Amazon Bear Signals Earlier this year I detailed why I’ve become an Amazon bear in Losing my Amazon Religion. With regards to Amazon’s convoluted plan to drive e-commerce through original video and the Fire phone I questioned: So what exactly is going on? Why is Amazon building vertical devices […]
From a certain perspective, what is happening to Apple this week is unfair. Both OS X and especially iOS are more secure than their competitors, and Apple has regularly prioritized security over features that customers have demanded. For example, Android has long supported custom keyboards, but Apple is only adding them in iOS 8. The […]
Good morning, A big update today, so let’s get to it: Bitcoin Breached You may think that header is a bit sensational, but in my opinion it’s difficult to overstate the implications of recent Bitcoin developments. From ArsTechnica: For the first time in Bitcoin’s five-year history, a single entity has repeatedly provided more than half […]
Good morning, Happy Memorial Day to my US readers, and Happy Monday to the rest of the world. When it comes to holidays, I plan on observing the Taiwanese holidays for most of the year, but American holidays during the summer (i.e. July 4). I’ll always let you know before I take a day off […]