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Apple vs. the FBI: An easy explanation

A judge has ordered Apple to crack into an iPhone for law enforcement, but this could affect the future of cybersecurity for everyone. Bridget Carey breaks down the issue in under three minutes.

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The fate of all cybersecurity may depend on the legal battle between Apple and the FBI.

It sounds a bit dramatic, but the security issue Apple is facing in court does have far-reaching consequences. Can the government order a company to create software to hack their own security? Watch CNET Update to learn why doing this for one iPhone could impact all of your gadgets:

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