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Apple to challenge court's backdoor ruling, failure could set dangerous legal precedent

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    Apple has promised to fight a court ruling ordering them to develop a backdoor that will give the FBI access to the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. But the case itself more than a technical undermining of basic security, there are serious legal issues at play here.

    On Tuesday, a ruling signed by U.S. Magistrate Sheri Pym ordered Apple to assist the FBI in bypassing or disabling the auto-erase function in iOS, so the agency may access the phone recovered in the San Bernardino shooting case.

    The iPhone was issued to Syed Rizwan Farook by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. Farook, along with his wife, killed 14 people last December during the San Bernardino terror attacks. What Farook did was evil, but that isn't what's being questioned by the courts. At issue is the iPhone that was recovered by law enforcement.

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