Things Companies Do

Apple and the FBI are in a legal dustup which, at its core, is the pin code lock on an iPhone. The FBI wants Apple to help them circumvent it. Apple refuses, on Bill of Rights grounds. We’ll find out what actions people actually take over the next few months after the lawyers are done wrangling.

In the meantime… What did Amazon just do? Why they just pushed an over the air update to all Kindles which turned off my Kindle’s pin code completely.

Compare:

Apple is actively resisting cracking a single phone’s pin code.

Amazon just turned them off, for everyone.

Gee. Thanks Amazon. Glad you have my back.