Google, Facebook, others plan briefs supporting Apple in iPhone case

Alphabet Inc`s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc`s fight against a magistrate`s order, which requires it to help the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter`s iPhone.

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016, 11:12 AM IST
Google, Facebook, others plan briefs supporting Apple in iPhone case

San Fransisco: Alphabet Inc`s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc`s fight against a magistrate`s order, which requires it to help the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter`s iPhone.

Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Google and Facebook would make filings. Microsoft will file a friend-of the-court brief as well, company President Brad Smith said in Congressional testimony Thursday.

Twitter also will sign a brief in support of Apple, Twitter said.