Privacy Groups Urge U.S. Judge to Support Apple in iPhone Case

Digital privacy advocates have called on a U.S. federal judge to approve Apple Inc.’s request not to be compelled to build software to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack.

The American Civil Liberties Union, Access Now and the Wickr Foundation laid out arguments in amicus briefs released on Wednesday ahead of a March 22 hearing in which Judge Sheri Pym will review Apple’s appeal of a court order demanding it help unlock a phone used by Rizwan Farook. Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Twitter Inc. also plan to file similar briefs

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