Feds, Apple involved in another encryption fight

Feds, Apple involved in another encryption fight
Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 08, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department says it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal a phone's data in a New York drug case.

The government told a Brooklyn judge Friday it still wants an order requiring Apple's cooperation even though it no longer needs the company's help with a phone linked to a mass shooting in California.

Apple expressed disappointment, saying its lawyers will press to learn whether the FBI has tried other means to get into the phone.

The Justice Department recently dropped a legal fight to compel Apple to help it break into an iPhone used by a gunman in the December attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 people.

In Brooklyn, a magistrate judge had blocked the government from forcing Apple to help. The government appealed.