Apple Plans to Step Up Security as Congress Debates Encryption

The tech company could continue to move more security features into its iPhone processors and has hired a secure messaging specialist

Apple’s defiance of a court order last week to help the FBI unlock a suspected terrorist’s iPhone sets up what promises to be a long legal confrontation between the company and the U.S. Justice Department. In the meantime Apple is showing signs that it will further raise the stakes, dropping hints that it wants to create devices and services that are even more difficult to break into. Apple and FBI representatives both get to air their sides of the conflict when they testify before Congress on Tuesday about the need to balance security and privacy.

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