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FBI makes case for iPhone unlocking before Congress

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 01:37

FBI Director James Comey tells a congressional panel that tech giant Apple should be compelled to give his agency access to data on an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday tried to make his case in the Apple iPhone court order during a congressional panel before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Apple Inc and the FBI are on opposite sids of a court order forcing the technology company to give the FBI data from the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple has filed a motion to vacate the court order, maintaining a stance that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said he would be willing to take all the way to the Supreme Court. Comey told lawmakers last week that creating an unlocking technique would "unlikely to be a trailblazer" for setting a legal precedent and would not be useful for breaking into later generation Apple devices. Apple's general counsel, Bruce Sewell, was expected to argue after Comey during the hearing that creating a tool to unlock the phone would weaken the security of hundreds of millions of Apple devices.

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FBI makes case for iPhone unlocking before Congress

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 01:37