This is not news, but it does highlight one of the reasons I am delighted that I work for my self.
A helpful summary of 2016 legal developments around FOSS, by Richard Fontana: https://opensource.com/article/17/1/yearbook-7-notable-legal-developments-2016
This points out the need to perform diligence on the FOSS you are bringing in — is the FOSS sustainable/ well-supported? http://www.howtogeek.com/287113/the-downsides-of-open-source-software/
“Other issues are institutional. A study of open-source software-development website GitHub found that women are more likely to have their work accepted than men — but only if their gender is unknown.”
This matches what folks in the FOSS community have been saying all along.
At base, I am with Apple and protecting consumers’ rights to privacy. That said, where does personal privacy end/overlap with national and personal security? I expect that we will be grappling with this question as a nation and a society for a long time.
This article highlights what I think is one of the key issues we will face going forward in the technology world: http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/02/02/465278086/encryption-may-hurt-surveillance-but-internet-of-things-could-open-new-doors