Apple, FBI Argue Against Each Other at House Hearing

The fight on encryption between Apple and the FBI moved to Capitol Hill for a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, with each side showing no sign of compromise.  Bruce Sewell, Apple’s general counsel, said that the FBI’s demand for the company to break into an iPhone that belonged to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., attacks that left 14 people dead “would set a dangerous precedent for government intrusion on the privacy and safety of its citizens.” The FBI director, James B. Comey, emphasized the importance of law enforcement’s ability to get access to data for criminal investigations.