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Apple Vs The United States Government

"We are challenging the FBI’s demands with the deepest respect for American democracy and a love of our country."

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So in case you missed it, on Tuesday, a U.S. magistrate ordered Apple to assist federal investigators with unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers.

And how is Apple to assist federal investigators?

By creating a "new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation." Essentially, a backdoor into the iPhone.

And to that, Apple has written a letter to its customers.

"The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake."

Read the full letter on Apple's website.

If you care about civil liberties, privacy, or have an iOS device, have a read. Heck, even if none of those apply to you, it's still a fascinating read!


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