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Is Apple too secure for its own good?

Is Apple too secure for its own good?

The public discussion surrounding the FBI vs. Apple fight over iPhone encryption seems to be missing some relevant information. Most of what I have seen or read centers on the privacy aspect of the discussion, with some expressing concern about Apple providing law enforcement with "backdoor" access to people's data. Most of this concern seems to come from the NSA spying revelations from several years ago.

As someone who works in a digital crime lab for law enforcement, I can attest: There are no means to get around a fully encrypted iPhone, other than with the passcode. A forensic examination can obtain limited data from other methods (iCloud backups, etc.), but this...