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FBI Vs Apple: Judgment Decides the Future of Privacy in Smart Phones

It’s the most talked about debate in the technology industry in 2016: FBI vs Apple in US courts. The results of this intense hearing could result in a landmark verdict that determines the future of how we perceive encryption, privacy and user data in the future, not just in Apple or in America, but throughout the world and across all devices. This started from a spiral of tragic events because of which the FBI wants access to the iPhone owned by Syed Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, in December before being killed by law enforcement. FBI in its fumble to unlock the iPhone quickly, accidently reset the password of the phone, which made it stop sending data over the cloud. Now the contents of the phone are locked through Apple’s strong encryption, which is so privacy protected that not even FBI can unlock/hack it. They thus demanded Apple to either install a software that logs them inside or send an expert to do t