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John Reed Stark

Many of us have been following the continuing battle between Apple and the U.S. government on whether the government can required the company to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook, with a combination of confusion and concern. In the following guest post, John Reed Stark, President of John Reed Stark Consulting and former Chief of the SEC’s Office of Internet Enforcement, sorts out the issues involved in the battle between Apple and the government, in light of all the circumstances, including the February 29, 2016 opinion by Eastern District of New York Judge James Orenstein in the separate Apple iPhone unlocking case. A version of this article originally appeared on I would like to thank John for his willingness to publish his article on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is John’s guest post.
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