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Apple's Refusal To Unlock Phone Is A Marketing Stunt

The government claims Apple’s refusal to help unlock a terrorist’s phone is a marketing stunt. Of course it’s a marketing stunt, but that doesn’t mean Apple is wrong. Apple’s stance on preserving privacy is partly motivated by the photo leaks of 2014. Hackers stole hundreds of photos of celebrities from Apple’s cloud storage and posted them all over the Internet. Many of these photos featured celebrities in various states of undress, but the victims weren’t the only ones embarrassed. The tarnished Apple faced questions about its security, which they answered by adding new authentication measures to iOS and iCloud.

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