AG Harris not taking sides in FBI, Apple fight

Posted at 3:02 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 18:04:48-05
NORWALK, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris says she isn't picking sides in Apple Inc.'s fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone used by used by a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings in December.
   California's Democratic attorney general told reporters in Norwalk Wednesday that a solution needs to be worked out that balances public safety with a technology industry concerned with making sure consumers have their privacy protected.
   She says a decision must also consider policy for future cases.
   She says it's not as simple as "taking one side or the other."
   Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple last week to create specialized software to help the FBI hack into the iPhone.
   Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in the attack.