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New York & California Move to Ban the Sale of Current iPhones...

•, By Jay Syrmopoulos

After Edward Snowden's public disclosures of mass domestic surveillance in the U.S. and abroad, companies such as Google and Apple began to respond to a massive consumer demand for greater digital security.+

The bills are intended to allow law enforcement access to the devices of criminals or victims if they are seized as evidence in a criminal investigation.+

"The New York state legislature says they want these backdoors so that law enforcement can break encryption to view the communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, but, as all security-minded individuals understand, once there is a backdoor, anyone can use it. It will be easier for identity thieves or other people who seek to do you harm to invade your privacy and steal your information," wrote the privacy-defending organization, Fight for the Future, in a petition against the legislation.