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The US government should stop demanding tech companies compromise on encryption

In a tweet late Tuesday, President Trumpcriticized Apple for refusing to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements. Trump was specifically referring to a locked iPhone that belonged to a Saudi airman who killed three U.S sailors in an attack on a Florida base in December.
Its only the latest example of the government trying to gain access to a terror suspects device it claims it cant access because of the encryption that scrambles the devices data without the owners passcode.
The government spent the past week bartering for Apples help. Apple said it had given to investigators gigabytes of information, including iCloud backups, account information and transactional data for multiple accounts. In every instance it received a legal demand, Apple said it responded with all of the information it had. But U.S. Attorney General William BarraccusedApple of not giving investigators any substantive assistance in unlocking the phone.
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