Friday May 29, 2020

Brian Keegan's Tax Take: Vatman v Superman

Trust me, leaving an open trail of private data is encouraging fraudsters

3rd April, 2016
They say they're from Revenue, but could it be a crook Picture: Getty

Among the many implausible achievements of the main protagonists in Batman v Superman (the Tax Take doesn’t do spoilers) is an ability to access heavily encrypted information with ease. Blockbuster superhero movies are supposed to be implausible – it’s part of their great joy. Implausible, that is, until we heard that US authorities were to drop a lawsuit which would compel Apple to help them access password-protected information on an Apple iPhone....

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