A New York prosecutor tomorrow plans to urge Congress to write legislation that would require Apple to roll back iPhone security to the model of 2013’s iOS 7, according to prepared testimony published today.Cyrus Vance Jr., the District Attorney for New York County, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow as one of three witnesses at a hearing to discuss encryption. The others include Bruce Sewell, Apple’s general counsel, and Susan Landau, a professor of cybersecurity policy at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.The hearing will be closely watched, as both Apple and the federal government — the latter in the form of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — have suggested Congress discuss the long-term implications of last week’s court order that would compel Apple to assist the FBI in gaining entry to an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook.[ ALSO: Apple’s top counsel to tell Congress, ‘Encryption is a necessary thing’ ]Farook and his wife, Tafsheen Malik, killed 14 in San Bernardino, Calif. on Dec. 2, 2015 before they died in a shootout with police. The government has labeled the attack an act of terrorism.Vance has been one of prosecutors most vocal in arguing that Apple… Read full this story
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