The Twitter Bot That Sounds Just Like Me

The tweet came in Monday afternoon: “@kavehwaddell …what are they looking for that isn’t backed up to iCloud data—and can produce if subpoenaed.” To most people, that tweet is the opposite of clickbait: It’s opaque, technical, and kind of boring. But the tweet wasn’t directed at most people—it was directed at me, a digital-privacy reporter who’s written extensively on encryption and the sorts of data that technology companies can and can’t turn over to law enforcement if compelled.

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