With both the FBI and Apple taking strong stances as it pertains to the locked iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists, it's extremely possible that the ongoing battle might work its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
As it stands now, the FBi wants Apple to basically create a new version of iOS that would effectively bypass a built-in iOS security mechanism designed to completely wipe a device after 10-failed passcode entry attempts. Apple of course steadfastly refuses to comply with the FBI's demand, arguing that doing so would set a dangerous precedent and would ultimately made hundreds of millions of iOS users across the globe less secure.
Adding fuel to the fire, the DOJ filed a motion last week where it hinted that it might even seek an order which would compel Apple to hand over its iOS source code to the FBI.
Seeking to add a bit of levity to this serious issue, which of course has widespread ramifications, HBO's John Oliver yesterday covered the topic in a humorous and informative way.
"The government is essentially demanding Apple ome up with a cheat code for their top-selling iPhone game, ‘F—, What’s My Passcode,’ rated ‘E’ for everyone,” Oliver quipped at one point.
The entire video is well watching in its entirety, and provides a good primer for anyone who wants to catch up to the latest happenings about the controversial and hotly debated topic.