San Bernardino Victims to Oppose Apple In Terrorist’s Encrypted iPhone Case
Some of those who were wounded in the San Bernardino attack are planning to file a legal brief to force Apple to unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the shooters, a lawyer for the victims said on Sunday. Stephen Larson told Reuters the information on Syed Farook’s phone extends beyond the Justice Department’s criminal investigation. “They were targeted by terrorists, and they need to know why, how this could happen,” Larson said. Larson said he was contacted a week ago by the Justice Department and prosecutors about representing the victims. He plans to file an amicus brief in court by early March. Apple has refused to help the FBI gain access to Farook’s phone, arguing that it would set a dangerous precedent.