Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 5.58.05 PMWhat has been a heated and months-long debate between Apple and the FBI has finally been settled. The Justice Department reported last week that it no longer needs Apple’s help unlocking the iphone of one of the perpetrators in the San Bernardino shooting rampage in December that left 14 dead and dozens more wounded. For the past few months, this case has incited the timeless debate over which is more important—security or privacy. The Justice Department admitted to purchasing a tool from a “private party” that helped them unlock the shooter’s iphone 5c. They also revealed that this was somewhat of lucky break, as this tool does not work on the newer versions of the iphone. Security experts have since urged the FBI to share the tool with Apple, warning that it is only a matter of time before the tool that they used to unlock the phone winds up in the wrong hands. Though this battle is temporarily over, security vs. privacy is a national war with no end in sight. Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/technology/apple-iphone-fbi-justice-department-case.html?_r=0