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Lessons from Apple vs. the F.b.i.


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In Apples fight with the F.B.I. over iPhone privacy, the two sides appeared to be defending principles that were both compelling and irreconcilable.

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It's welcome news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has dropped its legal effort to force Apple to help it create a method of accessing data on a locked iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the perpetrators of the massacre that took place in December in San Bernardino.

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