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Apple in New Clash With U.S. Over Access to Terrorist’s IPhones

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:43 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.

The shooter, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had two iPhones, and the FBI quickly got court approval on probable cause to search the devices, Barr said in prepared remarks discussing the...

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