Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to support Apple in court battle with Department of Justice


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Following Apple’s official response to an issued court order trying to force the company to access an iPhone 5c, and a court date set in front of a congressional hearing, other companies are planning to further cement support for the Cupertino-based company.

As initially reported by The Wall Street Journal, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are all planning to file motions to officially support Apple in its battle over encryption against the Department of Justice. Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, has already come out in defense of Apple’s stance, along with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, but the official motion within the courts should go a long way to officially support Apple in the situation.

The situation is gaining momentum, to be sure, but has not nearly come to a conclusion just yet. Even with a congressional hearing scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, which will see Apple’s general counsel up against the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there’s not likely a solution to this particular case in sight.

You can read up on Apple vs. the FBI right here.

[via The Wall Street Journal]

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