San Bernadino

Apple vs the FBI Part I

Introduction and Background This post is an attempt to explain the encryption dispute between Apple and the FBI. It will provide general background on the whole so-called “security vs privacy” debate, historical context of how the United States government has interacted with encryption, and finally talk about the events leading up to and the actual dispute between Apple and the FBI regarding unlocking an iPhone 5c, used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.