Apple refuses to unlock San Bernardino shooter phone for FBI

NPR: CEO Tim Cook said Apple opposes the judge’s order.

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In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a U.S. magistrate has ordered Apple to assist the government in unlocking the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. The FBI is seeking information that may be on Farook’s employer-issued phone as it investigates the Dec. 2 shootings that left 14 people dead.

The NPR report includes the following excerpt from the letter Apple posted on its website:

…’We are challenging the FBI’s demands with the deepest respect for American democracy and a love of our country. We believe it would be in the best interest of everyone to step back and consider the implications.’

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