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Apple vs. FBI: What about China; iCloud and encryption; protest planned

In less than a week, Apple vs. FBI — the epic showdown between privacy and security in the age of the iPhone — goes to court. Here are some related news and developments ahead of that super Tuesday.

• As Howard Mintz reported yesterday, Apple filed a response to last week’s government filing about the case. The company dismissed the Justice Department’s argument that what the government wants Apple to do is just help out in this one case, that it could enable the FBI to hack into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters without setting a precedent.

Also in the filing, the company addressed the U.S. government’s assertion that Apple has “accommodated” and turned over user information to China plenty of times, therefore negating Apple’s argument regarding the risk posed by other governments possibly exploiting the back door the company is being asked to build.

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Apple vs. FBI: What about China; iCloud and encryption; protest planned

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