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Apple says software to help FBI with shooter’s iPhone hack is ‘too dangerous to create’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s Apple versus the Feds. A federal magistrate is ordering the company to help the FBI hack into the iPhone used by one of the shooter...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Apple versus the Feds.

A federal magistrate is ordering the company to help the FBI hack into the iPhone used by one of the shooters who carried out the massacre in San Bernardino, California last year. But Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will resist.

Cook says the administration is trying to get Apple to build a "backdoor" that would bypass digital locks protecting consumer information on iPhones.  He says the software would be "too dangerous to create."

White House spokesman Josh Earnest disagrees. He says the court isn't trying to get Apple to "redesign its product" or "create a new backdoor." Instead, Earnest says, the order would "have an impact on this one device."