55% of Americans think the government would use the ability to unlock phones to 'spy on iPhone users'

February 24, 2016 1:51 PM

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55% of Americans think the government would use the ability to unlock phones to 'spy on iPhone users'

Nearly half of Americans support Apple's decision to oppose a federal court order demanding that it unlock a smartphone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook, according to a national online Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Forty-six percent of respondents said they agreed with Apple's position, 35 percent said they disagreed and 20 percent said they did not know, according to poll results released on Wednesday.

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