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A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken February 26, 2016. Apple Inc's stance on privacy in the face of a U.S. government demand to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers has raised awkward questions for the world's mobile network operators. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Justice Department Still Seeks Apple’s Help To Unlock A Drug Dealer’s iPhone

A federal magistrate judge felt the Justice Department went too far in using an 18th century law, the All Writs Act, to have Apple unlock the phone.

April 8, 2016
A man displays a protest message on his iPhone at a small rally in support of Apple's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman involved in the killings of 14 people in San Bernardino, in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Terrorists and Their Privacy

Suppose Belgian investigators cleaning up the body parts came across an encrypted iPhone of a terrorist impressed by Apple’s promise of privacy. Would Apple refuse to help uncover accomplices in that bloodbath, as well?

March 24, 2016
The Apple logo is pictured behind the clock at Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York

Apple, Public Safety And Selling Stuff

The idea that the cellphone is a privileged communications device that must be off-limits to law enforcement is nonsense.

February 23, 2016

FBI Head Criticizes Apple, Google Over Data Encryption

James Comey has some criticism saved for Google and Apple.

September 26, 2014