When you think of the FBI, Apple, and security, chances are you aren’t picturing an amicable working relationship designed to ensure the security of American citizens. But there’s actually a White House initiative that’s supposed to force exactly that! Shame it’s not really working.
The Vulnerabilities Equities Program (VEP) is an initiative that’s supposed to balance the desire of US law enforcement to hack into devices with keeping those devices safe from criminals. It’s a process that sounds good on paper, but which has yet to disclose any useful, timely information to technology companies regarding major security flaws.