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Apple wins ruling in New York drug case iPhone hacking order

Move gives tech firm's pro-privacy stance a boost as it battles FBI over California case

Apple CEO Timothy Cook's refusal to comply with a federal court order to help break into the iPhone has set off a far-reaching debate over privacy and security.

New York

A FEDERAL magistrate judge on Monday denied the US government's request that Apple extract data from an iPhone in a drug case in New York, giving the company's pro-privacy stance a boost as it battles law enforcement officials over opening up the device in other cases.


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