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Apple and the FBI will face off at a Congressional hearing on March 1st

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Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell will argue Apple’s encryption case in front of the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee on March 1st. Joining him will be New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, encryption specialist and professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Susan Landau, and — during a separate panel — FBI director James Comey. The hearing, titled "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy," will begin at 1PM ET.

Members of the committee called the hearing to learn more from both sides of the ongoing dispute between Apple and the FBI. Apple plans to formally fight back against an FBI order to purposely subvert one iPhone's security functions in an appeal that should be coming either today or tomorrow. So far, Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued two letters addressing the case.