Citing FBI quest, Apple asks judge to delay iPhone data case
New York — Apple wants a judge to delay government demands for data from a locked iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case while the FBI sees if it can get contents from a San Bernardino attacker’s phone without Apple’s help.
Apple attorney Marc Zwillinger asked federal Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn late Thursday to postpone deadlines until the FBI reports to a California judge.
The government is scheduled to update a California judge on April 5 about its efforts to access iPhones without the company’s assistance. Investigators want information from a phone used by a shooter who with his wife killed 14 people.
Apple’s opposition to helping the government get phone data in the California attack and in a Brooklyn drug case has prompted a national debate over digital privacy rights and national security.
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