The San Bernardino killings shook America, and the event was condemned by the world. When the FBI found a possible clue to understanding the crime better – an iPhone 5C belonging to one of the shooters – it couldn’t get into the phone because of the security features. The FBI then asked Apple to install a backdoor so they could access the data, and Apple refused, citing user privacy. What followed was a widely publicized legal battle involving three court filings, congressional hearings and the FBI finally paying 1.3 million USD to have the phone unlocked through undisclosed methods.


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