Apple To Close Security Loophole Exploited By Police In Getting Personal Or Private Data From Locked iPhones

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Apple To Close Security Loophole Exploited By Police In Getting Personal Or Private Data From Locked iPhones

Law enforcement officers employing questionable methods to attain private and personal data from suspects face a new obstacle in the near future, the Chicago Tribune reports, as Apple has announced their plans to close a security loophole that allows unauthorized access of data despite facing a locked iPhone.

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