The on-going spat between the FBI and Apple has taken yet another surprising turn this week, thanks to an old law the US government brought in to protect US citizens from cyber attacks. The obscure “vulnerabilities equities process” was a rule brought in by the Obama administration in 2010 that compels any government agency – be it the NSA, Secret Service or even the FBI – to report flaws or back doors in technology that might put Americans at risk. The government, according to CNN is constantly keeping an eye on technology to ensure something a lot of people use doesn’t…

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