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Apple emits iPhone cop-block update – plus iOS, macOS, Safari patches

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The point is that Apple COULD NOT comply with a warrant, because they had no way to access the terrorist's locked phone.

They will act on warrants to deliver information stored in iCloud, since that's not encrypted with a key the end user controls. The data on the phone, or in iTunes backups on a computer, are encrypted with keys that the user controls and Apple has no way to override that. The FBI can serve a warrant for such stuff all they want, Apple cannot comply because they can't access the info and won't change their policies / OS to make themselves able to access it even though the FBI thinks they should.

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