FBI, Apple battle may leave lasting legacy

The FBI may have backed off from its demand that Apple build a backdoor to an iPhone security mechanism, for now at least, but experts say that a lasting legacy will remain in terms of the educational impact of the battle.

John Oliver’s 18-minute segment on strong encryption for HBO’s Last Week Tonight has been watched nearly 5 million times on YouTube since it first aired on March 13.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on the cover of the March 28 issue of Time magazine, pledging not to back down.

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