Feds Strike Back at Apple, Say Firm Misleads Public Battle Over Terrorist’s iPhone
So perhaps there are some overblown claims involved?
In a stinging rebuke to Apple, federal prosecutors contended Friday that the company was “not above the law” and could easily help the government unlock a terrorist’s smartphone without undermining anyone else’s privacy.
“Rather than assist the effort to fully investigate a deadly terrorist attack,” government lawyers said, Apple “has responded by publicly repudiating” a court order demanding the company’s help.
The court filing portrayed the conflict as a battle between FBI agents working to obtain key information about a terrorist plot that killed 14 people and injured 22 in San Bernardino in December and a private company wishing to protect its reputation and brand.