These were the biggest hacks, leaks and data breaches of 2016

Should Apple help the FBI unlock a terrorist’s phone? Apple said yes, but not at the expense of everyone else’s security and privacy. The FBI brought a case against Apple to compel it to help its agents break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, who killed 14 people and injured dozens in the terrorist attack in December. Apple refused to help the feds “backdoor” its own product, arguing that it can’t crack the encryption, and lodged a formal appeal. The FBI eventually buckled under public pressure, but not before hiring hackers to break into the phone at the last minute. It set in motion a chain reaction of proposed laws and measures to try to ensure that Apple could never be above the law.

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