Apple making it harder for hackers and law enforcement to gain access to info on your phone

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Law enforcement agencies will soon have a harder time gaining access to information on iPhones. (KFSN)

Law enforcement agencies will soon have a harder time gaining access to information on iPhones.

Apple said it will include a new feature in a future update of its IOS software called USB restricted mode. The feature disables data transfer on iPhones and iPads through the lightning port.

Apple said it's meant to prevent criminal identity theft and hacking attacks. But it will also prevent law enforcement from using popular third-party hacking tools to access the device.

The government wants technology companies to include backdoors-- or ways to get around encryption and other security measures-- on their devices.

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