Apple-FBI case has wide implications

Apple and the US government are squaring off in an epic legal battle with wide-ranging implications for how technology firms must work with law enforcementApple and the US government are squaring off in an epic legal battle with wide-ranging implications for how technology firms must work with law enforcement. The US government earlier this month sought a court order to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone as part of the probe into last year’s San Bernardino attacks. The highly charged case has created a sharp divide between those who say that users of devices like smartphones should be able to keep information private through encryption, and others who claim legitimate law enforcement investigations should take precedence when courts approve.

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