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The Internet Society today expressed concern over the recent order from the United States District Court for the Central District of California requiring Apple to bypass or disable the auto-erase function on a seized iPhone and to enable the FBI to more effectively conduct a brute force attack on the device. While the order is for a single device owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the debate delves into a much wider issue of dealing with security measures used by companies to protect users of mobile devices. "The order is, in essence, asking Apple to build a means to attack the security measures it has put in place to protect its users' data from malicious actors," says Internet Society's Director of Public Policy, Christine Runnegar.

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