Re: Apple takes a page out of Ayn Rand's books
This was the hot topic in the office yesterday, and everyone is eagered to see how it plays out.
Ariella, as you mention I think most techies are on Apple's side, where we fully understanding the implications that the governments request can have if pursued (or forced to do)
When this story was shown yesterday on the news, I was reminded by Blackberry on how they dealt with a similar incident in Pakistan. What's curious is that the Government has used Blackberry purely because of it's security features, so it's strange that they are no asking to try and breach it.
I think the outcome will be more on a better awareness of how mobile communications should be viewed in general, and what limitations there exists. I think Apple's stand has a lot of weight, since even though the reason for the govermens request is understanble, as mentioned, the outcome is just will have a far more negative reach than just this scenario.