Google, Microsoft Forecast Ripple Effect From iPhone Row

Law360, New York (March 4, 2016, 7:34 PM EST) -- Google, Microsoft, Facebook and a dozen other tech giants teamed up Thursday to back Apple in its challenge to a California court order requiring it to help unlock a mass shooting suspect’s iPhone, arguing that forcing companies to weaken security safeguards would expose them to legal liabilities and damage their reputation.

In a joint amicus brief, the three tech giants along with Yahoo, Snapchat, Amazon, Mozilla, WhatsApp, Cisco, and several others spoke out against a magistrate judge’s Feb. 16 order to provide authorities with special software...
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