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New Apple Security Measures Underway as Gov't Seeks iPhone Access - Reports

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Apple is working on new iPhone security measures that would prevent government intrusion into the private data of its users, The New York Times reports citing people close to the company.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Experts say Apple engineers will "almost surely" succeed in upgrading iPhone security, the newspaper said on Wednesday, stressing that it will present new challenges for law enforcement agencies.

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