Justice Department Demands Apple Unlock At Least 9 More iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

By Steve Neavling

Apple is now facing demands from the Justice Department to unlock at least nine iPhones,  besides in the one in the San Bernardino attack, supporting the company’s claims that its encryption safeguards are under attack.

The tech company is objecting to the demands in at least seven of the nine cases, the New York Times reports. 

“Apple has not agreed to perform any services on the devices,” Apple attorney Marc J. Zwillinger wrote in a letter unsealed Tuesday in federal court.

Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, said the Justice Department demands will set a dangerous precedent.

“Once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices,” Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, said in a letter to customers.

On Monday, Apple noted on its website that law enforcement agencies “have hundreds of iPhones they want Apple to unlock if the F.B.I. wins this case.”

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