NYC judge says U.S. can’t make Apple unlock iPhone in drug case


WCNB: The federal judge ruled that Apple doesn’t have to open iPhone to incriminate drug dealer.

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It’s a win for Apple, which is being pressured by federal law enforcement agents to help it break into iPhones in at least 13 instances across the country. Apple says doing the federal government’s bidding would undermine the security features in hundreds of millions of iPhones around the world.

So far, the Department of Justice is relying on the All Writs Act, passed in 1789, which basically says that judges can tell all people to follow the law.

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