Apple Is About to Face Off With the FBI Again
Apple famously faced off against the FBI earlier this year over the issue of unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. This time, the perpetrator was Dahir Adan, employee of a private security company. Adan reportedly stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall last month. The FBI wants to unlock his phone to see if they can determine motives and whether Adan was connected to ISIS.
Last time, Apple refused to unlock the iPhone for the FBI, with Tim Cook defending one of our most important possessions: privacy. Since it’s unclear which iPhone model the FBI is facing this time, they may just use the same solution they used on the last phone (purchasing a third-party software to unlock the phone). But if it’s one of the newer models, they may have to ask for help — and likely get shot down again — from Apple.
According to the folks over at The Verge, the FBI is currently “assessing [their] legal and technical options to gain access to this device and the data it may contain.” We’re not sure which would be worse: if Apple decided to comply this time, or if the FBI found some other way to hack into the iPhone, something previously thought impossible.
Either way, we figure as long as we stay out of trouble, our embarrassing text messages are safe!
What do you think the solution is? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t The Verge; photos via Andrew Burton/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!