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US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

John Ribeiro | April 25, 2016
The government said "an individual" had given it the passcode to the phone.

The government’s withdrawal of its demand for Apple’s assistance in both the New York and California cases leaves unresolved a key legal issue whether the government can compel device makers to help break the encryption and other security in their products, which is an issue of significance both to tech companies and privacy groups.

Apple could not be immediately reached for comment.


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