FBI hacker says Apple are ‘Jerks’ and ‘Evil Geniuses’ for encrypting iPhones

Motherboard: On Wednesday, at the International Conference on Cyber Security in Manhattan, FBI forensic expert Stephen Flatley lashed out at Apple, calling the company “jerks,” and “evil geniuses” for making his and his colleagues’ investigative work harder. For example, Flatley complained that Apple recently made password guesses slower, changing the hash iterations from 10,000 to 10,000,000. >

“At what point is it just trying to one up things and at what point is it to thwart law enforcement?” he added. “Apple is pretty good at evil genius stuff.”

At what point is it just Apple trying to protect its customers from nefarious forces that, sadly nowadays, include governments?