In the second half of 2016, Apple dealt with government data requests affecting more than 20,000 devices — nearly double from what the company dealt with in the first half of the year.
Also, for the first time ever, Apple reported receiving a National Security Letter (NSL) in its latest biannual transparency report.
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NSLs are demands from the FBI for user data — normally, they’re subject to a gag order, but they’re declassified once a case becomes inactive. Apple didn’t reveal the contents of the letter, only that it received one. Read more…
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