Link: Daring Fireball: On the San Bernardino Suspect’s Apple ID Password Reset

John Gruber has an excellent post up about the complexities of the Apple v FBI privacy case. In one paragraph, he sums up a very confusing point about phone ownership:

“To unpack this, the “owner” is not Syed Farook, the shooter. The iPhone at the center of this was supplied by Farook’s employer, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. They are the “owner”. The “government” is the federal government: the FBI and the Department of Justice.”

And again addressing how the word “password” adds complexities to the media reportage:

“Again, there are two password-type things at play here. The Apple ID (iCloud) password, and the four-digit device passcode locking the iPhone. The county, at the behest of the FBI, reset the Apple ID password. This did not allow them to unlock the iPhone, and, worse, it prevented the iPhone from initiating a new backup to iCloud.”

Source: Daring Fireball: On the San Bernardino Suspect’s Apple ID Password Reset

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