US media groups sue FBI over hack of attacker's iPhone

Gannett -- USA Today's parent company -- the Associated Press and Vice Media are suing to obtain details of the mysterious hack that rekindled a national debate on communications encryption and privacy protectionThree US news media groups filed a lawsuit Friday to get the FBI to release details of how it hacked the iPhone of the man who with his wife shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it wanted to access Syed Rizwan Farook’s locked iPhone 5c to look into possible links to the Islamic State group, but phonemaker Apple refused to help, citing privacy concerns. Farook and his wife went on their bloody rampage at a holiday office party in December in San Bernardino, California.

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