Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The real story behind the Apple-FBI fight

I normally confine my comments to top-down analysis and I normally don`t make my personal opinions on legal and political issues like the current case of Apple vs. the FBI, but a comment by John Oliver makes many of the issues much less black and white (via Barry Ritholz).

I know that Apple (AAPL) has made various legal arguments about why they shouldn't be compelled to help the FBI crack the code on that iPhone in question, but the commercial stakes for AAPL are much higher than that. Cooperating with the FBI would breach the Apple's competitive moat and has the potential to spell the downfall of the company.

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