The technological witch hunt with Apple and Tim Cook may be ending, but the FBI is far from done. Microsoft has perfectly timed the release of their “Windows Defender” advanced threat protection. Either they’ve had their head in the sand for the past few months, or they are directly challenging the U.S government.
FBI WON’T STOP AT APPLE AND TIM COOK
Ever since the San Bernardino shootings, the FBI has been all up in Tim Cook’s space regarding Apple’s security. They’ve demanded access into one of the shooters phones, which Apple has said was against the rights of the owner. Tim Cook constantly refuses to invade the privacy of Apple users, which has led to several other companies joining in support. While it seems Apple is off the hook, for now, the FBI will hardly stop there.
AMONGST SECURITY CONTROVERSY WINDOWS RELEASES NEW DEFENDER
Perhaps they were waiting for some opportunity like this. Amidst all this security controversy, Microsoft has come out to release their Windows Defender. The advanced threat protection promises it will be it’s the strongest defender yet, making Windows 10 the most secure platform it has released. The free software will offer protection to over 300 million devices. Boasting features like device guard, credential guard, and enterprise data protection. Even Tim Cook must be impressed. Among the millions of customers expected to use this defender with Windows 10, one stands out. The U.S Department of Defense. You can assume that the FBI will want a piece of that action.
THE CONSITUTION STAND FIRM FOR NOW
For now, it seems that Tim Cook and company are off the hook. The constitution has held it’s own in protecting them. This is exactly as Edward Snowden predicted a while back. He said these types of surveillance issues would not hold up in a constitutional challenge. So far, he is right. The FBI is having trouble navigating the tough waters of constitutional rights but they will hardly stop trying. Microsoft’s new Windows Defender marks a step in the right direction for security. It’s disappointing that this kind of protection is considered normal, especially against our own government.