EFF, ACLU, and Amnesty International voice support for Apple in FBI battle

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Amnesty International have come out in support of Apple, after the company said it would contest a judge’s order to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

The FBI has demanded access to an iPhone 5c used by Syed Farook, on the grounds that it could provide information on who Farook and his wife were communicating with prior to killing 14 people in December. Apple has strongly opposed the demand, with CEO Tim Cook saying the company would effectively have to build a backdoor that would undermine user security and privacy. So far, rights groups are unequivocally in Cook’s corner.

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