“Apple Says It’s Sorry for Chinese Hacks,” The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2018 B4. Apple apologizes to customers who didn’t use two-factor authentication and who lost money when their accounts got hacked. No disclosure of how the Apple IDs were stolen.
One could comment on this as a hack, or as the failure of the user to use optional controls in a software/hardware app, or as the failure to make the control required rather than optional. But, as with the earlier post today, this post takes a different tack: what does it say about Governance in China when a vendor is pressured to apologize for its customers’ decisions? That doesn’t happen stateside, much. Is this punishment for Apple’s non-compliance? Versus a lawsuit, which would be the Western approach?