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Apple defies court order to hack into San Bernardino gunman’s phone

CEO says Tim Cook says unlocking anyone’s iPhone can give cyber thieves a way to unlock all devices

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As the FBI continues investigating the San Bernardino shooting, attempts to get into gunman Syed Farook’s phone have hit a wall. Officials risk losing all information stored on the device because of a security feature that cleans the phone of its data after 10 unsuccessful attempts to unlock it.
The Federal Government is calling on Apple to hack into the phone through a court order but the company isn’t submitting to demands.

Apple is fighting back, they say creating a backdoor into Syed Farook’s phone would compromise everyone’s privacy.

"This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake," Apple Ceo Tim Cook said. He adds that in the wrong hands this controversial software could potentially unlock anyones iphone and infringe on users privacy.

"The bottom line is we have to come up with a solution here because safety is at risk. i have urged the head of all of these internet service providers to sit down with the fbi and come up with a solution that can protect privacy, but above all protect our safety," US Senator Charles Schumer says. The senator believes the solution to this issue would be one that protects privacy but most of all people's safety.

Legal analysts say that this case may ultimately be decided in the Supreme Court.

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