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U.S. Drops N.Y. Fight with Apple After Gaining Access to IPhone

By Nate Raymond and Joseph Menn NEW YORK, April 23 – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn,

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FBI Trick for Breaking into iPhone Likely to Leak, Limiting its Use

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 – The FBI’s method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts. Once it is exposed, Apple should be able to plug the encryption hole, comforting iPhone users worried that losing physical possession

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U.S. Succeeds in Cracking Apple’s iPhone, Drops Legal Action

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 – The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption unresolved. The abrupt end to a

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The Apple of Beijing’s Eye

What the tech giant did and didn’t do when China knocked on its backdoor BY Bill Powell Apple’s standoff over the FBI’s demand to crack open the cellphone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook is more than a quintessentially American debate over the limits of privacy in an era of terrorism. It has

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Justice Department Asks Judge to Revisit NY iPhone Case

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, March 8- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sought to overturn a ruling which protects Apple from unlocking an iPhone in a New York drug case. A magistrate judge in Brooklyn last week ruled that the Justice Department could not compel the tech giant to unlock the phone. The government on

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Police Say Criminals Like Apple iPhones Because of Encryption

By Dan Levine March 4 – Some criminals have switched to new iPhones as their “device of choice” to commit wrongdoing due to strong encryption Apple Inc has placed on their products, three law enforcement groups said in a court filing. The groups told a judge overseeing Apple’s battle with the U.S. Department of Justice

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U.S. Tech Companies Unite Behind Apple Ahead of iPhone Encryption Ruling

By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz March 3 – Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp , AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the U.S. government. The rare display

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