Apple Needs to Cooperate with the FBI to Save Lives

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There’s a hoary legal maxim that hard cases make bad law and, at first glance, the standoff between Apple and federal investigators probing the San Bernardino terror attack certainly would seem to be one of those. The basic facts are these: Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife, Tasheen Malik, killed 14 and wounded 22 in a terrorist attack on a San Bernardino government health center. They had an iPhone 5c, which was recovered from the couple’s SUV after they were killed in a shootout with police. On Oct 19—44 days before the shooting—Farook activated an encryption option on ...