Hackers last year were able to obtain customer data from Apple, Meta Platforms, Snap and others by using so-called emergency data requests that don’t require a court order, Bloomberg reported. The crimes shine a spotlight on emergency data requests, which don’t require a court order and are used only when there is an imminent danger to someone. Bloomberg said hackers likely used compromised...
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