Proposed law could halt iPhone sales in California

iPhoneApple has been unrelenting when it comes to encryption and keeping your data out of the hands of criminals, but a new bill banning untreatable encryption could cause the halt of iPhone sales in California if it is passed.
The bill is 1681, and Jim Cooper of the California assembly wants any smartphone sold in California after July of 2015 to be ‘capable of being decrypted and unlocked by it’s manufacturer or it’s operating system provider’
There is a similar proposed law in New York, which reads ‘any smartphone that is manufactured on or after January 1st 2016,, and sold or leased in New York, shall be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by it’s manufacturer or it’s operating system provider’.
Smartphones not complying with this rule, would be fined $2500.
Apple’s has always argued that forcing companies to create back doors in their encrypted services like iMessage could ‘hurt law-abiding citizens’.

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