US seeks to force Apple to help unlock iPhone in attacks probe

AFP , Friday 19 Feb 2016

The US Justice Department asked Friday for a court order to compel Apple to help unlock an iPhone as part of the probe into last year's San Bernardino attacks, escalating the legal battle over encryption.

"The order does not, as Apple's public statement alleges, require Apple to create or provide a 'back door' to every iPhone," said the government motion filed in federal court.

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