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Apple's dispute with FBI still an unsolved mystery (The 3:59, Ep. 180)

One year later, we talk about Apple's privacy fight against the FBI. We also hit on HTC's new mobile VR headset and rock climbing with AR.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook last year fought the FBI's orders to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. One year later, there's still no clear winner.

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The Loch Ness Monster. Roswell, New Mexico. And the Apple-FBI dispute.

All unsolved mysteries, but we're only talking about the last one on today's podcast. It's been a year since Apple's dispute with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over unlocking the San Bernardino terrorists' iPhone. The fight ended thanks to a third-party firm that offered to hack the phone instead.

Because the battle is shelved, there's still no clear answer on whether or not Apple is legally obligated to undermine privacy in the name of national security. Also on the podcast, we chat about HTC's launch into mobile VR sets, and what it's like to go rock climbing enhanced with augmented reality.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

Check out the extended shows on YouTube.

Apple dispute with FBI still an unsolved mystery (The 3:59, Ep. 180)

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