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Apple Not the Only Company Facing Feds on Tech Issues

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, an Apple logo is seen during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. A Justice Department lawyer urged a judge Thursday, June 20, 2013, to find that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, while an attorney for the computer giant warned that such a finding in the civil antitrust case would set a "dangerous precedent" for businesses. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Apple isn't alone.

    The tech giant is dominating the headlines in a standoff over whether to help the FBI access the locked, encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists, NBC News reported.

    But this case is just one example of the broader tension that has erupted between tech companies and the Justice Department across a range of national security and criminal issues.

    For example, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella is fighting the DOJ in a drug-trafficking case. The government is trying to force Microsoft to turn over emails stored in data centers in Ireland as part of the investigation.

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is also going head-to-head with the department. The company says it is being prohibited from reporting on the scope of surveillance of Twitter users by the U.S. government. Twitter argues that it entitled to do so under the First Amendment, and seeks to publish a full and complete report on transparency.