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The FBI May Have Dropped One Case Against Apple, but the Battle is Far from Over


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The FBI May Have Dropped One Case Against Apple, but the Battle is Far from Over

Trevor Timm

After a torrent of public criticism and an 11th-hour assist from a mysterious “outside party”, the FBI suddenly dropped its unprecedented demand to Apple on Monday that the tech giant re-write its software to backdoor the encryption that protects its iPhones to facilitate surveillance. While this is an undeniable win for both security and civil liberties, it’s almost certainly only temporary.