Apple Says FBI Demand Breaches Constitutional Rights
They’re not budging. The tech giant has filed a legal motion asking a U.S. court to vacate an earlier ruling ordering it to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. “This is not a case about one isolated iPhone,” it reads, arguing that the request violates its First and Fifth Amendment rights. Apple says the FBI is trying to use the courts to wield power reserved for Congress and American voters, warning, “Once the floodgates open, they cannot be closed” — and clearly signaling that they’ll wage war on behalf of privacy.