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The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2016

From election security, to the Symantec Blue Coat acquisition, to the Dyn attack, to Apple versus the FBI, here are the biggest security news stories of 2016.

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1. Apple Vs. The FBI

The beginning of the year was dominated by a standoff between Apple and the FBI over an encrypted iPhone tied to the San Bernardino terrorist attack late last year. The law enforcement agency argued in court that it needed Apple to help open the encrypted iPhone, which would have required the creation of a new operating system and would be a task that Apple argued would create dangerous access into its customers' devices. The case ultimately came to a close when the FBI filed court papers saying it had successfully hacked into the iPhone using a third-party vendor. However, the standoff re-ignited a debate around encryption and government access to private data that will extend into next year and beyond.

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