Apple was taking a principled or even political stand in the ongoing debate on the balance between the individual right to privacy versus security on Wednesday.

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Through a public letter to its customers, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is opposing a court ruling issued on Tuesday, ordering the company to cooperate with the FBI. In doing so, Apple suggested that the FBI was proposing "an unprecedented use" of law dating from 1789 to justify an expansion of its authority (All Writs Acts).


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