Apple clashes again with US govt over access to iPhones of terrorist

The Print | Jan 14, 2020 at 5:16 AM
  • Apple Inc. and the U.S. government are once again at odds over access to iPhones involved in a terrorist attack, putting the world’s largest technology company under renewed pressure to weaken privacy features that have become a key selling point.
  • U.S. Attorney General William Barr slammed Apple on Monday for not helping investigators unlock iPhones belonging to the perpetrator of a Dec. 6 terrorist attack at a Navy base in Florida.
  • In 2016, the FBI asked Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging to the shooter behind the San Bernardino terrorist attack by building a software backdoor.