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Amy Furness, left, and Olga Vieira, right.Amy Furness, left, and Olga Vieira, right. (Courtesy photos)

Last year, the FBI sought a court order forcing Apple to help it access the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino shooter, Rizwan Farook. The FBI wanted Apple to create software allowing it to circumvent the built-in protection that prevents more than 10 attempts to enter a PIN number. Apple refused and litigation commenced. The FBI was ultimately able to access the data stored in Farook’s phone without Apple’s help and so, the Department of Justice dropped its suit against Apple.

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