Apple continues to refuse complying with the feds' demands to open up the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c. Cupertino has filed a reply brief in response to the DOJ's filing, stating that the government is attempting to "rewrite history by portraying the [All Writs] Act as an all-powerful magic wand rather than the limited procedural tool it is." Apple also reiterated that to comply would be dangerous to the "security and privacy of millions of citizens." Company exec Eddy Cue expressed the same sentiments in the past.
Further, the tech titan accuses the government of misleading the court by stating that the case is about a single iPhone when the FBI director reportedly admitted otherwise. When the director testified before Congress, he said: "The broader question we're talking about here goes far beyond phones or far beyond any case. "
Besides stating its reasons why it refuses to unlock the shooter's iPhone 5c for the FBI, Apple also touched upon the government's order to create a backdoor in its software. The corporation revealed that the government threatened to force it to turn over its source code and private electronic signature if it refuses to cooperate. "The catastrophic security implications of that threat only highlight the government's fundamental misunderstanding or reckless disregard of the technology at issue and the security risks implicated by its suggestion," the filing said.
At the moment, it sounds like that the company doesn't intend to back down, repeating its CEO's words that a software with a backdoor is too dangerous to create.