The FBI/Apple Encryption Case Could Have Had A Happier Ending
With the FBI case against Apple's encryption canceled, the company is off the hook but misses a chance to strengthen privacy protection for consumers.By Evan Thomas | March 29, 2016
The FBI has officially requested the court cancel its fight with Apple.
It got what it wanted: a way into the locked iPhone that belonged to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. And it didn't need Apple's help, after all.
On the surface, a canceled case is good news for Apple. Nobody's trying to compel the company to breach its own security anymore, but it's not clear if Apple walks away in a better position.