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Could iPhone encryption really cause a child to die?

When Apple announced the new encryption and security features in iOS 8, most people applauded the company for keeping the government from snooping on our phones. But, you might want to hold you applause for now. One government official is claiming that the new iPhone security measures will be directly responsible for a child's death soon or later.

Apple has said that the new security features in iOS keep everyone from snooping on your phone and seeing your personal information - that includes law enforcement and even Apple itself. Click here to read more about Apple iOS 8 security features.

In a meeting with Apple, an official from the Department of Justice argued that a kidnapper could use Apple's advanced security to evade detection by police or hide information from law enforcement.

The inability of law enforcement to access the data on that person’s phone, the official argued, would inevitably allow them to evade detection and kill a child.

So, does this claim have any merit or is the DOJ just upset that it's been locked out by Apple?

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