Trump Urges Apple to Allow FBI to Hack San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone

© AP Photo / Jae C. HongA police officer lights up flares near the scene where a shootout took place, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif.
A police officer lights up flares near the scene where a shootout took place, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif. - Sputnik International
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US technology giant Apple should cooperate with the FBI and help the agency access encrypted information on the San Bernardino shooter’s phone, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Wednesday following Apple’s decision not to comply with the court request.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a public letter that he would not comply with a California judge’s order to help the FBI break into the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Cook said that the FBI had asked the company to build a new version of the iPhone operating system and a software that would allow authorities to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.

"I agree 100% with the courts," Trump told US media outlet ‘Fox and Friends’ on Wednesday. "In that case, we should open it [phone] up. I think security over all — we have to open it up, and we have to use our heads. We have to use common sense."

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Cook explained that building such a back door would hand the equivalent of a "master key" to cyber criminals and bad actors that could potentially open "hundreds of millions" of locks. The Apple CEO warned that "no reasonable person would find that acceptable."

"Apple, this is one case, this is a case that certainly we should be able to get into the phone," Trump argued. "And we should find out what happened, why it happened, and maybe there's other people involved and we have to do that."

On December 2, a radical Islamic couple US-born Syed Rizwan Farook and his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik opened fire on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino killing 14 people and injuring at least 20 others. Following the attack, Trump called for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States.

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