+Boing Boing's article tells this story where Apple protects the user's data by providing a solution that prevents anyone including themselves to decrypt it.
The author even frames it as a malicious attack against software that's licensed instead of sold, which would make a terrible precedent if Apple lost.
But then if you read the warrant itself, you realize Apple indeed has the ability to bypass the locking mechanism because it's running iOS 7, which they did it multiple times previously – although increasingly reluctantly.
This time however they argue that helping the DoJ would be bad PR for their brand, changed their mind, now refuse and somehow we get a press article depicting them as a hero protector.
Apple describing how they can extract data from passcode-locked pre-iOS 8 iPhones:
Did I interpret the whole thing wrong or missed something here?
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DoJ to Apple: your software is licensed, not sold, so we can force you to decrypt
The DoJ is currently trying to force Apple to decrypt data stored on a defendant’s Iphone, and Apple, to its great credit, is fighting back, arguing that on the one hand, it doesn’t have the techni…
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Good catch. Surprised boing boing didn't pay attention to that.
+Dan Trevino thanks, I read the warrant to learn more about how solid the encryption is and found something else entirely.