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Microsoft, Google, Facebook Back Apple in Blocked Phone Case

  • Companies expected to file briefs in support next week
  • Microsoft's Smith says every case has implications for others
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Apple's FBI Response: Ten Engineers and a Month of Work

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Microsoft Corp. will file an amicus brief next week to support Apple Inc. in its fight with the U.S. government over unlocking a terrorist’s iPhone, President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said at a congressional hearing Thursday to discuss the need for new legislation to govern privacy.

Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. plan to file a separate industry brief according to people familiar with the matter, and Twitter Inc. said it expects to join a friend of the court brief as well.