The Trump administration compelled Apple to secretly reveal at the very least two Democrats’ knowledge


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By now, you’ll have heard that Trump’s Division of Justice secretly seized the telephone information of journalists working for The New York Times, CNN, and The Washington Publish, within the hopes of showing their sources and stopping leaks to the press. However the NYT is now reporting that Trump didn’t cease at journalists — in 2017 and 2018, it compelled Apple to cough up metadata on at the very least two Democratic members of the Home Intelligence Committee, together with present chairman Adam Schiff, and as many as a dozen individuals tied to that committee in whole, together with members of the family and at the very least one baby.

Just like the media shops, Apple was underneath a gag order and unable to inform anybody till it expired this yr — the one purpose we’re studying about this now…

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