Security firms are the only real winners of Apple’s battle with FBI

The court saga could prove to be a boon for publicly traded security companies like FireEye and Symantec

3rd April, 2016
Courts and legislatures will long grapple with how to balance governments security needs with users privacy

Did Apple win? Or the US government? Neither of them did. The only winners in the legal fight between Apple and the US government over the right to access a dead terrorist’s iPhone are the security firms that play both sides of this fight.

Some work for governments and intelligence services to help them crack phones and computers, while others pitch their services to companies and individuals seeking to beef up their defences.


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