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How can US law enforcement agencies access your data? Let’s count the ways

A hack using a forged legal request that exposed consumer data collected by Apple and Meta shed light on the reach of the law

A brazen hack that exposed consumer data collected by Apple and the Facebook-parent company Meta has raised fresh questions about how secure our data is in the hands of tech companies and how easily law enforcement can get hold of the information big tech collects.

It was revealed last week that hackers obtained the information of some Apple and Meta users by forging an emergency legal request, one of several mechanisms by which law enforcement agencies can request or demand that tech companies hand over data such as location and subscriber information.

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