Some clarification is in order for the lead story I posted to yesterday's news
: The US Justice Department did indeed withdraw their legal action against Apple. However, they did so not
because they suddenly came to understand the dangerous legal precedent they'd set by compromising Apple's encryption, but because they found another way to defeat said encryption without Apple's help. The USA Today headline has since been updated
to reflect this.
“The government has now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple,” says the DOJ. iPhone users, do you feel safe about your personal data now?