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Apple Gets Tech Industry Backing in iPhone Dispute, Despite Misgivings

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 04, 2016

It is a remarkable moment for the technology industry, with many different companies and organizations rallying around a single company — Apple — in amajor legal case against the United States government over privacy and security.

Yet behind the scenes, it took time for some of the tech companies to make the decision to support Apple. Several feared the showdown with the government was too risky and could have far-reaching implications for the tech industry if Apple lost.

Those misgivings ultimately did not win the day. About 40 companies and organizations are expected to file court briefs on Thursday backing Apple as it fights a judge’s order to help law enforcement break into an iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack last year.

Read the whole story at NY Times


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