Apple Resisting a February IPhone Search Order in Massachusetts

  • Accused gangster's lawyer says government hasn't accessed data
  • Judge ordered documents in iPhone case unsealed today

U.S. vs. Apple: New Battles in NY, Massachusetts

An alleged gangster’s iPhone may be at the center of another fight over data security with Apple Inc. resisting a magistrate judge’s order to help the government access the information, according to a lawyer representing the defendant.

“I’m aware Apple filed an objection,” to the judge’s order, Rudolph Miller, the attorney representing Desmond Crawford, said in a phone interview Friday. While an order to unseal the case was issued by the judge Friday, Apple’s objection wasn’t among the court documents. “Up to now it’s been very secretive,” Miller said

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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