Apple Challenges Court Order to 'Unlock' iPhone of Alleged San Bernardino Shooter

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Apple is fighting a federal court order to "unlock" an iPhone used by one of the suspected shooters involved in the San Bernardino mass shooting that occurred in December. The FBI has asked for Apple's help in breaking into the phone, which is protected by a password. In a letter to its customers, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the government's demands "chilling" and says they threaten customer security. Forum discusses the case and its implications for national security and personal privacy.


Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent, NPR

Nate Cardozo, attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow in Governance Studies and co-director of the Harvard Law School-Brookings Project on Law and Security