The U.S. Justice Department says it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asks a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would take his fight with the FBI over privacy all the way to the Supreme Court. Fred Katayama reports.
FBI Director James Comey says that federal investigators have still been unable to access the phone contents belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers due to encrypted technology.
The newspaper’s editorial comes three days after Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, carried out the mass shooting in San Bernardino with legally-purchased, .223 caliber assault-style rifles. FBI officials have said they are investigating the shooting as an “act of terrorism.”
The Aamaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, says followers of the Islamist militant group carried out Wednesday’s attack on a social services agency in California, in which 14 people were killed.
San Bernardino shooting suspects’ home opened up to media by couple’s landlord.