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Google CEO Backs Apple in FBI Fight Over Cracking San Bernardino Gunman's iPhone

Feb 17, 2016

Google's chief executive sided with rival Apple on Wednesday in its battle with a judge who ordered it to help the FBI access information on the encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Sundar Pichai, head of the search titan, directed followers to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's open letter Tuesday night arguing that helping the FBI try to get into the phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook would sabotage the security of "tens of millions of American citizens."

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