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NY judge rules feds can’t force Apple to unlock an iPhone

A US magistrate judge in New York has ruled that the government can’t force Apple to help law enforcement unlock an iPhone using the All Writs Act. This case in question is about drug trafficking and is not related to theSan Bernardino shooter case.

While the cases are different, it’s a win for Apple in its battle with the FBI and Department of Justice. An Apple senior executive told Engadget that while it’s a important precedent, it’s not a binding precedent that magistrate Judge Pym in the San Bernardino case is legally bound to follow.

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