Apple Responds With Open Letter to Court Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone
News| | By Margo Gothelf
The United States government has ordered Apple to help with a federal investigation regarding the San Bernadino terrorist attacks. However, Apple is wary to comply with the request. During the attacks that left 14 people dead at a California government center in December, the FBI recovered a cell phone owned by the attackers, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The recovered phone has not been of use to the FBI thus far due to the encryption and password protected software.
According to an AP report, Judge Sheri Pym has ordered Apple “to supply highly specialized software the FBI can load onto the phone to cripple a security encryption feature that erases data after too many unsuccessful unlocking attempts.” Apple responded to the request with an open letter where CEO Tim Cook combatted the request “which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.” Cook explained:
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