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The U.S. government: the iPhone has become the most popular smartphone from criminals

Criminals in the US began to prefer the iPhone in offenses because of the technology encrypt data that the manufacturer uses. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to statements by the representatives of law enforcement agencies.

It is reported that if earlier the criminals used disposable mobile phones, now switched to smartphones Apple. This was stated by representatives of three associations of law enforcement officials, speaking to the judge overseeing the dispute between Apple and the U.S. Department of justice.

The U.S. Department of justice maintains a high profile lawsuit with Apple, demanding that they help you in unlocking iPhone that belonged to one of the terrorists in San Bernardino. Syed Rizwan Farooq and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed in December 2015 in San Bernardino 14 people. Apple has resisted attempts to gain access to encrypted data, claiming it would set a dangerous precedent to violate the rights of users.

Law enforcement authorities did not indicate specific examples of such cases, but have quoted authorities intercepted a telephone conversation of a prisoner in new York, who called Apple’s encryption system is “another gift of God.”

On the eve of the six family members of victims of the mass shooting in San Bernardino made against the decision of Apple not to provide the FBI a means to hack the iPhone. The relevant arguments have been filed in a California court considering the requirement of the Ministry of justice in respect of the company.

At the same time, the 17th largest U.S. IT companies filed an expert opinion in support of Apple’s position. The letter was signed by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, eBay, Linkedin and others.

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