U.S. Continues Fight to Unlock iPhone in N.Y. Drug Case

The U.S. Justice Department is continuing its legal fight with Apple, indicating that it plans to press forward with an effort to force the company to help the FBI by unlocking a seized iPhone in a New York drug case. In a letter, federal prosecutors informed a federal judge in Brooklyn that they still need Apple to unlock an iPhone 5S to aid in a drug trafficking case, keeping alive the government's broader legal showdown with Apple pitting law enforcement and national security needs against privacy protections.