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Apple's silence in China sets a dangerous precedent

After taking public stand for user privacy in US, Apple is silent in China as it pulls down VPN apps

Farhad Manjoo | NYT 

A year ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation made an extraordinary demand of Apple. To get inside a dead terrorist’s iPhone, law enforcement officials wanted the company to create a hackable version of the software that runs all iPhones. To many legal experts, it wasn’t obvious that Apple had a winning case against the request. But facing great legal and political opposition, Apple took a stand anyway. Timothy D Cook, Apple’s chief executive, argued that the company had a financial and moral duty to protect its users’ privacy and security. He made clear ...

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 08:10 IST