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Apple Goes to Court, and F.B.I. Presses Congress to Settle iPhone Privacy Fight

This article regards the case in 2016 when the court requested Apple to cooperate in criminal investigations.  Some companies expressed concern around such law enforcement as it demands to hack customer's private data. 

From The New York Times:

SAN FRANCISCO — The legal wrangling over a federal court order requiring Apple to help law enforcement break into an iPhoneintensified Thursday, with the company filing its formal response and asking the court to drop its demand.

Other technology companies — Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo — also moved to throw their weight behind Apple in court. The companies said they planned to file one or more briefs backing Apple next week in federal court in California.

The flurry of legal activity by the companies came as the F.B.I. also escalated the matter, calling on Congress to settle the question of when law enforcement should get access to citizens’ private data. Apple earlier this week had also asked for Congress to step in.

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