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Watch Live: Apple and FBI go head-to-head in Congressional Hearings

by Todd Haselton | March 1, 2016March 1, 2016 10:52 am PST

Apple and the FBI are going head-to-head this afternoon in a House Committee Judiciary hearing on iPhone encryption.

You may have heard a bit about this, but here’s the quick gist: Apple believes it should protect consumer privacy in iOS as much as it can, even to the extent of keeping law enforcement out. The FBI thinks this is a big PR stunt and that Apple should provide it access, particularly in cases where human lives may be at risk.

The story gained steam recently when Apple CEO Tim Cook published an open letter to consumers explaining why it won’t (and can’t) create a backdoor into iOS so that the FBI can access data on one of the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhones.

A court on Monday of this week ruled that the Department of Justice also can’t force Apple into providing an unlock for a phone in a separate case involving a drug dealer’s device.

Both sides are talking in court now, tune-in to the video above for more.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...