…or, How the Apple vs. the feds bit is the perfect example of government incompetence.
Thinking about it today, it struck me: You know how this entire brouhaha could have been avoided, right?
The whole thing could have been avoided if San Bernardino County had competent IT administrators who knew how to manage their iPhones. If their IT admins knew what they were doing, they would have had Mobile Device Management deployed on those phones, and an Apple ID set up in the county’s name for iCloud backups. If they’d had all of that, all the information on Syed Farook’s iPhone would have been there for the FBI to get through a proper warrant, because the passcode would have been able to have been remotely reset or if all else failed accessed the information in the iCloud backup. But what did San Bernardino County do? They gave their employees free reign over those county-owned assets, and here we are. It’s gonna be fun to see if we get to pay the price for their IT ineptitude…