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Are iPhones the new burner phone?

A protester holds up an iPhone that reads, 'No Entry' outside of the the Apple store on 5th Avenue on February 23, 2016 in New York City. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

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As Apple and the FBI get set for their court date in a couple of weeks, this item from Reuters:

Court filings in a New York case involving the phone maker and the FBI — not the case out in San Bernardino — show that criminals are getting rid of burner phones and switching to iPhones because of the encryption.

Wiretaps of conversations show criminals calling Apple’s encryption “another gift from God.” 

 

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