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Apple fans take to the streets to protest the FBI's request

Fight for the Future organized protests in nearly 50 cities, as well as at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Apple is reportedly fighting 12 more iPhone data extraction orders

The company has more than just the San Bernardino court order to contend with.

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Bill Gates backs the U.S. government in Apple's iPhone privacy standoff

Update: Gates walks back his comments on FBI vs. Apple.


The wrong side of right: Decrying Apple’s security stance

Apple has to be doing something wrong because that's all Apple could possibly do.

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Most Americans support the FBI over Apple, Pew study finds

Most Americans think that Apple should help the FBI unlock a smartphone used by one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino mass shooting, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

FAQ: Everything we know so far about Apple's battle with the FBI

The FBI wants Apple's help to brute-force a terrorist's iPhone, but Apple says doing so could ultimately threaten everyone's security.

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Mark Zuckerberg on Apple vs. FBI: 'We're sympathetic with Apple'

"I don't think requiring back doors is going to increase security," said Facebook's CEO at Mobile World Congress.

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Apple wants government to form commission over FBI encryption demand

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the U.S. government to set up a commission of tech, intelligence and civil liberties experts to discuss "the implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy and personal freedoms."

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Comey says the FBI doesn’t want to break anyone’s encryption

FBI Director James Comey claims the agency doesn't want to break anyone’s encryption or set loose a master key to devices like the iPhone.

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Apple exec: Newer iPhones aren't immune to FBI backdoor concerns

According to an unnamed Apple executive, it would be technically possible to build a backdoor for Touch ID- and Secure Enclave-equipped iPhones that bypasses certain passcode security measures.

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Apple says terrorist's iCloud password was changed remotely while iPhone was in government's posession

Resetting the password prevented the iPhone from doing an iCloud auto-backup, according to anonymous Apple execs.

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Donald Trump says you should boycott Apple because it won't help the FBI

Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products over its refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters.

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DOJ slams Apple for refusing to help unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

A Friday filing alleges that Apple's refusal to comply with this week's court order is a "marketing strategy."

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Apple's showdown with the FBI was a long time coming

The San Bernardino case isn't the first time the company has refused to help the government unlock an iPhone.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter, Woz, Trump, McAfee, Snowden, and more take sides on Apple vs. the FBI

Tech leaders and politicians debate Apple's fight against the FBI in the court of public opinion.