Apple Created Own Burden In Phone Unlock Fight, Feds Say

Law360, New York (March 10, 2016, 8:46 PM EST) -- The federal government pressed a California federal judge Thursday to uphold the court’s “modest” order requiring Apple to help unlock a mass shooting suspect’s iPhone, arguing that Apple itself manufactured any perceived hardships by making the “deliberate marketing decision” to outfit its products with unbreakable encryption.

In a reply brief, the government shot back at Apple Inc.’s Feb. 25 motion to vacate a magistrate judge’s order that directed Apple to write special software that would allow authorities to unlock the cellphone used by one of the...
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