The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released it findings from a study that shows 63 instances in which federal agencies are trying to compel companies into breaking into suspects phones by invoking the All Writs Act. CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery reports on the government's use of this act that gained national attention in the aftermath of the shooting in San Bernardino.

More surprising, this tactic is not just used for hacking into the phones of suspected terrorists as originally thought:

"The FBI wants you to think that it will use the All Writs Act only in extraordinary cases to force tech companies to assist in the unlocking of phones. Turns out, these kinds of orders have actually become quite ordinary," ACLU attorney Eliza Sweren-Becker wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

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