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In her latest commentary on Apple's recent struggles with the FBI, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) takes an unusual position: iPhone security is flawed, and the legal battle could have been avoided. 

"In order to call a product or consumer device secure, even its maker shouldn't be able to break into it," she writes, explaining that features often seen as harmless (for example, allowing the authorized update process to bypass the passcode input process) are actually critical flaws that no maker of a secure device should allow. "And that means Apple, too."

The full article is available here.