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February 23, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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ALA Supports Apple's Decision to Uphold Privacy

The American Library Association (ALA) issued a statement in support of Apple’s opposition to building a “backdoor” into iPhones. Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, had posted an open letter to customers on Feb. 16, 2016, that explained the following:

The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. … When the FBI has requested data that’s in our possession, we have provided it. Apple complies with valid subpoenas and search warrants … But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. … Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the [San Bernardino shooting] investigation. In the wrong hands, this software—which does not exist today—would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession. … We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. 

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