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Apple gets legal support from the tech industry, as well as a victim's husband

March 3, 2016 - Uncategorized

Apple’s first hearing in the San Bernardino case, in which it’s resisting a request from the FBI to create a new version of iOS to let law enforcement hack an iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Farook, is scheduled for March 22. But friend of the court—or amicus—briefs are due to federal Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym by the end of the day Thursday, and several key organizations have filed in support of Apple’s tough defense of encryption.

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft plan to file a joint brief in support of Apple, according to sources cited by Reuters. And already, briefs have been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Access Now and the Wickr Foundation; ACT/The App Association; and a group of iPhone security and applied cryptography experts including (among others) Bruce Schneier of Harvard and Jonathan Zdziarski.

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Source: Mac World

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