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Apple, tech firms tangle with US govt over data access

The Justice Department wants Apple and other companies that use end-to-end encryption to comply with the same kind of wiretap orders as phone companies.


IN AN investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department has obtained a court order demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones.

Apple's response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not...

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