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Judge Sides with Apple

This has a long way to go in the courts.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data, dealing a blow to the government in its battle with the company over privacy and public safety.

The ruling, by U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, applied narrowly to one Brooklyn drug case, but it gives support to the company’s position in its fight against a California judge’s order that it create specialized software to help the FBI hack into an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorism investigation.

Taylor Swift Pulls Album from Apple

This is the second news story this week of Apple trying to screw people over for their intellectual property.

Taylor Swift has pulled her hit album 1989 from Apple’s new streaming music service and criticised the company.

In an open letter to Apple, Swift said she was withholding the record as she was unhappy with the three-month free trial offered to subscribers.

“I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months,” she wrote.

She said the plan was “unfair”, arguing Apple had the money to cover the cost.

“I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” the 25-year-old said, describing Apple as one of her “best partners in selling music”.

Is the shine coming off of that apple?



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