DOJ Fires Back at Apple, Files Motion


The federal government on Friday filed a motion asking for a judge to compel Apple to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone.

The government’s motion argued that Apple, by saying it will not cooperate with an order to unlock the smartphone, is not acting in the best interest of the investigation.

“Based on Apple’s recent public statement and other statements by Apple, Apple’s current refusal to comply with the court’s order, despite the technical feasibility of doing so, instead appears to be based on its concern for its business model and public brand marketing strategy,” the motion read.

Apple has said it will appeal the judge’s ruling that it must open the iPhone. Read more.