Big stakes in Apple’s showdown with Feds | TheHill


Politics quickly entered the battle after Apple said Tuesday (Feb 16) that it would defy a court order to assist in unlocking the San Bernardino suspect’s iPhone.

“Who do they think they are?” GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said of Apple.

Trump’s criticism reflects a danger for Apple — which is under pressure to take a strong stand against government overreach but could also find itself targeted by political opponents.

Lawmakers are already preparing a bill that could force tech firms to comply with the kind of court order targeting Apple.

Source: Big stakes in Apple’s showdown with Feds | TheHill

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