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Search Warrants Force Tech Companies To Turn Over Search, Mobile, Social Data

Apple and Google have been one of the biggest proponents of keeping mobile data safe, but sometimes law enforcement needs access to emails, social posts, location data, and text messages. A New York County district attorney report argues that Google and Apple should give law enforcement access to user smartphone data, and in a report details the methods for extracting information from smartphones and other Android or iOS devices with or without the owner's permission when served a search warrant. The report suggests Apple can reset a locked phone with physical access to the device, and Google can do a similar process remotely.

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