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This week on AI: Apple vs. the FBI, Apple vs. Kanye West, Apple vs. the world

Seemingly everyone in the tech world was talking about Apple's fight with the U.S. government over encryption and backdoor access to iOS. But the iPhone maker also found itself under fire from a variety of others as well, including hedge fund managers, and even rapper Kanye West. Catch up now on the busy week that was.


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Everything you need to know:



  • The FBI and DOJ want to force Apple to unlock a terrorist's iPhone > >
  • But Apple has fought back, and Tim Cook has said the company won't create a "backdoor" for iOS > >
  • The dispute has drawn battle lines, with both Republicans and Democrats siding with the government > >
  • Tech companies and security experts, however, have largely sided with Apple > >
  • In non-encryption news, Kanye West begged his fans to subscribe to Apple Music competitor Tidal > >
  • In addition to being $53M in debt, he has no plans to bring his new album to Apple Music > >
  • Hedge fund managers Carl Icahn and David Einhorn recently cut their positions in AAPL stock > >
  • The march to Apple's expected March 15 event continues, with the latest leaks on "iPhone 5se" and "iPad Air 3" > >
  • Rumors about the anticipated "iPhone 7" swirl too, though it isn't expected 'til September > >


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A roundup of our hottest stories this week:



Tim Cook calls FBI backdoor demand 'dangerous,' vows to fight case

US Department of Justice files motion to force Apple to crack terrorist's iPhone

Donald Trump says Apple should back down in San Bernardino case

White House says FBI wants access to one iPhone, not blanket backdoor from Apple

Editorial: User security, privacy issues draw sharp contrast between Apple iOS, Google Android in FBI encryption case

Protestors gather at San Francisco Apple Store to support fight against government backdoors

John McAfee offers to decrypt iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorists, criticizes FBI

Senate committee chair mulls bill to punish companies that refuse decryption requests

Facebook, Twitter voice support for Apple's stance on encryption

Apple reportedly enlists aid of free-speech attorneys in encryption battle

Billionaire Mark Cuban says Apple deserves a 'standing ovation' for fighting FBI on encryption

Apple issues new version of iOS 9.2.1 to fix iPhones bricked by 'Error 53'

Apple chip suppliers gearing up capacity for 'iPhone 7' production - report

Inside iOS 9.3: Apple will allow third-party apps to add music to your iCloud Music Library

New 4-inch iPhone to run Apple's A9 chip, 'iPad Air 3' to sport A9X - report

Apple Pay launches in China with support for 80% of credit and debit cards