FBI ended court battle with Apple after "cracking" the San Bernardino iPhone
The FBI have dropped their court case with Apple after managing to sucessfully hack into San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook's iPhone.
On 28th March the US justice department claimed that the device had been accessed independently and asked for their case to be withdrawn from court.
Apple had resisted the court order to help the FBI access Farook's iPhone stating that the backdoor software that would need to be written that would allow officials to access the unencrypted data would "set a dangerous precedent".
During the recent iPhone SE announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that, "We built the iPhone for you, our customers,"
"And we know it is a deeply personal device. … We need to decide, as a nation, how much power the government should have over our data and over our privacy."
Cook also commented that Apple would not “shirk from our responsibility” to protect customer data.