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Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Early this week, Apple Inc made headlines as the company decided to oppose a court ruling that ordered it to unlock the iPhone of a San Bernardino shooter for the FBI.

This move by Apple reignited debates over the limits of encryption between tech companies and the government.

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​"Apple has the exclusive technical means which would assist the government in completing its search, but has declined to provide that assistance voluntarily," prosecutors said.

In an open letter posted to Apple's website, Chief Executive Tim Cook explained Apple's decision.

"The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers -- including tens of millions of American citizens -- from sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals," he wrote.

Many took to social media to support Apple's position on the issue.

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