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U.S. tech companies unite behind Apple ahead of iPhone encryption ruling

An Apple iPhone is pictured next to the logo of Apple in Bordeaux, southwestern France, February  26, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

An Apple iPhone is pictured next to the logo of Apple in Bordeaux, southwestern France, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

An Apple iPhone is pictured next to the logo of Apple in Bordeaux, southwestern France, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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An Apple logo is seen on a flag on the facade of the Apple Store in Paris, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

An Apple logo is seen on a flag on the facade of the Apple Store in Paris, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

An Apple logo is seen on a flag on the facade of the Apple Store in Paris, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Apple Inc., sets up his iPad before testifying to the House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Apple Inc., sets up his iPad before testifying to the House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1,...more

Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Apple Inc., sets up his iPad before testifying to the House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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FBI Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

FBI Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

FBI Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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