Feds say Apple deliberately made hurdles to FBI probe

Protesters placed protest stickers on their phones during a protest in front of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday evening, Feb. 17, 2016. They are worried about the precedent of the government getting access to encrypted data on cell phones. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

The Justice Department on Thursday filed its latest response to Apple (AAPL) in the fight over whether the tech giant should help authorities unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooter’s in last year’s San Bernardino, California attack.

Apple is due to face the FBI in court later this month.

Apple, which has said it would have to create software to allow investigators to crack the phone, has argued doing so could create a dangerous precedent. The FBI claims it only seeks to unlock the device in question.

Many prominent technology companies have backed.

Jacob Pramuk

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