Apple vs FBI: The FBI Tries to Save Face

[Update March 22 4:40 pm GMT-8] I have heard from my experts.  They concur with my opinion.  They also pointed out that the FBI may have realized they might lose the court case.  That would set a precedent, but not the one the FBI wanted.  This may simply be a quick-and-easy way out for them.]

iPhone 6

This morning brings the news that the FBI has asked for a postponement of a hearing today.  The agency claims they have found an unnamed third party from the private sector that can crack iOS 9.  My offhand reaction: BS.

This is nothing more than the FBI tries to save face. I’ll add to this post after consulting some experts.

About Tony Lima

Tony Lima has been working with technology, economic modeling, forecasting, and market research for 40 years. His background makes him uniquely qualified to navigate this varied landscape. Begin with his education: B.S. in chemical engineering from M.I.T. , M.B.A. from Harvard, Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. His day job was professor of economics at California State University, East Bay. He retired in 2016 to devote his time to consulting and writing. But he has found time to: write (eight books and over 100 articles ranging from wine economics to detailed analyses of meta-language code generators) consult with companies ranging from Microsoft to CEDEX keep his expertise up-to-date, constantly reading and sorting through the avalanche of information available daily maintain three blogs: Wine Research, Wine Economics, and Economic Policy Local policy analysis: Los Altos

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