A few years ago, Apple found itself embroiled in a bitter stand-off with the FBI following a terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, California. In the aftermath of the attack, you might recall that law enforcement authorities came upon an iPhone 5c owned by one of the shooters. The iPhone, however, was secured by a passcode and was programmed to wipe itself once 10 wrong password attempts were made. Consequently, the FBI asked Apple to create a custom version of iOS that would provide it with an unlimited number of attempts. Apple, of course, famously refused, with Tim Cook going so far as to say that the FBI wanted Apple to create the “software equivalent of cancer.”
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