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Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones

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Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones - The New York Times

The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is privately preparing for a legal fight with the Justice Department to defend encryption on its iPhones while publicly trying to defuse the dispute, as the technology giant navigates an increasingly tricky line between its customers and the Trump administration.

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has marshaled a handful of top advisers, while Attorney General William P. Barr has taken aim at the company and asked it to help penetrate two phones used by a gunman in a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla.
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Apple is frustrated by the fact that the DOJ has apparently failed to get into the 2 iPhones using 3rd-party software tools. At risk are the export tariff breaks that Apple currently enjoys.

Apple is trying to protect users privacy.

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To freely access phone data that is encrypted like the FBI SEEMS to want requires a backdoor, which is by definition, a vulnerability - so I am not at all surprised that Apple, A TECH COMPANY, would oppose it, whilst the likes of many in our govt. seem to ignore, or are unwilling to learn, about how this tech works, and the hurdles their demands create.
 
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