Apple Defies Court Order To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

The FBI is calling on Apple to override the auto-erase function on the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook. And a U.S. judge is ordering the tech giant to comply within five days (from yesterday) so the federal agency can get the passcode and obtain data on the device. Apply is openly defying the order.

?EU?Apple has the exclusive technical means which would assist the government in completing its search, but has declined to provide that assistance voluntarily,?EU? according to a Tuesday filing. In the document, U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker referred to as ?EU?a potentially important step" in the process of learning everything we possibly can about the attack in San Bernardino.?EU?

On December 2, Farook and his wife shot at people gathered at an event for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. The couple killed 14 people and seriously wounded 20 others. Farook and his wife were killed in a shootout with police. Since the attack, authorities have been going through their belongings, including their smartphones, to try and determine their motives and whether they were part of a larger terrorist plot.

The court order comes just days after Congress members Ted W. Lieu, Blake Farenthold, Suzan DelBene, and Mike Bishop introduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act of 2016. If passed, the legislation would ?EU?preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.?EU?

What?EU?s at Stake?

But Apple is not on board. In a statement yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook (pictured above) said the judge?EU?s order has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said he wanted Apple customers and the general population to understand what?EU?s at stake.

?EU?Customers expect Apple and other technology companies to do everything in our power to...

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Apple Defies Court Order To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

The FBI is calling on Apple to override the auto-erase function on the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook. And a U.S. judge is ordering the tech giant to comply within five days (from yesterday) so the federal agency can get the passcode and obtain data on the device. Apply is openly defying the order.

?EU?Apple has the exclusive technical means which would assist the government in completing its search, but has declined to provide that assistance voluntarily,?EU? according to a Tuesday filing. In the document, U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker referred to as ?EU?a potentially important step" in the process of learning everything we possibly can about the attack in San Bernardino.?EU?

On December 2, Farook and his wife shot at people gathered at an event for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. The couple killed 14 people and seriously wounded 20 others. Farook and his wife were killed in a shootout with police. Since the attack, authorities have been going through their belongings, including their smartphones, to try and determine their motives and whether they were part of a larger terrorist plot.

The court order comes just days after Congress members Ted W. Lieu, Blake Farenthold, Suzan DelBene, and Mike Bishop introduced the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act of 2016. If passed, the legislation would ?EU?preempt state and local government encryption laws to ensure a uniform, national policy for the interstate issue of encryption technology.?EU?

What?EU?s at Stake?

But Apple is not on board. In a statement yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook (pictured above) said the judge?EU?s order has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said he wanted Apple customers and the general population to understand what?EU?s at stake.

?EU?Customers expect Apple and other technology companies to do everything in our power to...

Comments are closed.