Apple developing iPhone and iCloud encryption that counters FBI-requested workaround, reports say

February 25, 2016 6:49 AM

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Amid government pressure on Apple to build an iOS encryption workaround, the company is said to be developing stronger iPhone and iCloud safeguards that would render obsolete any exploit it might be compelled to create.

A pair of reports on Friday cite unnamed sources as saying Apple is in the process of designing next-generation encryption technology that would nullify government-requested decryption methods at the heart of a court case against involving the FBI.

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