<img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3287" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Apple-150x150.jpeg" alt="Apple" width="150" height="150" />Tell me how this works ....

Apple have been consistent that they do not provide any back door access to their systems. Period.

Meanwhile, a widow who wants to play games on her dead husband’s iPad (lets not even go there), has been told by Apple that she “needs to get a court order to secure her dead husband’s password”.

If it only takes a court order, then if I am a policeman and am investigating some lunatic terrorist and have got access to his/her iPhone, then this suggests that all I need to do is provide Apple a Court order – and they will give me that password.

But they have always said that they can’t do that. Not because they are being obstreperous – they just technically can’t. So what’s the difference ?

Answer – none I suspect – but how come C|Net didn’t pick up on that in the story ?