The fight between Apple and the FBI over access to iPhones is far from over. On Friday, the Justice Department announced that it will press forward with a warrant application that would force Apple to help extract information from a locked iPhone in a criminal case in New York. Until now, it wasn’t clear if the government would use the method that unlocked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone, but U.S. law enforcement officials say it won’t work in the New York case. The government’s decision to press ahead in court in New York is sure to set off another tense round of battle between Apple and the FBI over the limits of government surveillance and individual privacy.The government’s decision to press ahead in court in New York is sure to set off another tense round of battle between Apple and the FBI over the limits of government surveillance and individual privacy.
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