Apple vs. Government: Battle between Tech and Law

Apple vs. Government: Battle between Tech and Law

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The Developing Story

Apple Inc. is now facing yet another conflict with the U.S. federal government as the latter stated that it would force the company to open an iPhone involved in a recent New York drug case. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the government continues to require the assistance of Apple in accessing the data that is authorized by a search warrant.
In line with this ongoing issue, Apple issued a statement through one of their legal counsels, saying that although disappointed, the company is not surprised by this movement, following what happened a few months ago after they stood firm to their decision not to unlock an iPhone used by one of the two terrorists in an attack in San Bernardino, California, where 14 people were gunned down at a party last December. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) identified one of the gunmen as Syed Farook who was then using an iPhone 5C. This phone was particularly important to the FBI because it may hold pieces of information that will help them solve the case.

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iPhone Privacy

iPhone Privacy

The iPhone privacy promised by Apple doesn’t always work, but the blame for breaches of privacy on the iPhone isn’t exclusively the fault of Apple. A case that illustrates this is the privacy attack by Google on the iPhone.

Back in the spring, Google was accused of bypassing Apple’s security wall in order to spy on iPhone users and build advertising profiles. This lead to recriminations against the search engine giant that it was sleazy and engaged in criminal activity. Many people questioned whether Google was also engaged in spying on Android users.


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How dare they spy on us!!

How dare they spy on us!!

How dare they spy on us!!Government spying online through the use of modern surveillance technologies is something we must push back against to preserve our freedom and right to privacy. Online Privacy: How to avoid…

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