Monday, April 18, 2016

Apple’s Penchant for Consumer Security | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

Final paragraph from a review of Apple's 4/15 security "deep dive;" tangentially, see Spotty Android encryption is the story behind the story of Apple’s battle with the FBI (PCWorld)
"What I find most interesting about Apple’s story around security is how it goes much deeper than a feature. While security, in this case, could be perceived as a feature, my read on what Apple is doing is going a step beyond simply making security a feature and making it a priority. It is a deep guiding philosophy to which Apple appears to be unwaveringly dedicated. In an age where billions of consumers are now using computers more often than they ever did at any point in history, it is clear we are in a new era of consumer computing being led by smartphones. Looking back historically at the efforts of hackers in the PC era, one can only imagine it would be magnitudes worse in this era with more people online than ever. Some may argue Apple is emphasizing and picking this battle when consumers really don’t care much about security and privacy. The big debate about how much consumers care about security is certainly a valid one. What I appreciate about Apple’s efforts is they are making it so consumers don’t have to care. Apple is simply doing it anyway and going out of their way to ensure consumers have the best security possible at the moment and making secure environments the default while also enhancing the user experience. Which is not only the way it should be, but it is the right thing to do."
Apple’s Penchant for Consumer Security | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
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