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The U.S. could pass a law directing Apple to create software for fair compensation. Similar statutes have been passed in wartime compelling companies to do all sorts of things and companies don't have all of the rights of individuals. If it can be done (not obvious in the case of existing products in the market place), it might be possible for the government ...


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After a crime has happened, Apple can be compelled to produce information that is useful to solve the crime, and if writing software was necessary to do so, they would have to write that software. I'm not aware whether Apple would have to be compensated to do so. I also don't know what would happen if Apple's software engineers who are capable of writing ...


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Software code is considered "speech" for first amendment purposes, so the government may not either restrict the publication of software or compel anyone to write software that they do not wish to create. On the examples you give, Production of evidence such as customer records is controlled by the 4th Amendment; it is not considered "speech" under the 1st....


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The Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet-level arm of the Executive Branch. The Sec'y of Homeland Security directly "runs" that branch, and serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States. There is a House committee on Homeland Security which conducts "oversight" and handles legislation related to security. There is likewise a Senate ...


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