Apple will use a free speech defence in its war with the FBI

February 24, 2016 11:00 AM

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Apple is planning to use a free speech defence in its ongoing battle with the FBI — arguing that code counts as "speech" and so it cannot be forced to write code to break into an iPhone.

The Cupertino technology company is locked in a legal struggle with the Bureau over access to an encrypted iPhone. The FBI is demanding that Apple create software to help it break into the phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. But Apple refuses, arguing that doing so would undermine...

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