According to reports, Apple’s lead counsel has accused the ironically-named U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday of trying to “smear” the company by trafficking in “desperate, unsubstantiated” claims in its ongoing effort to force Apple to bastardize its iOS operating system to hack an encrypted iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino, California Islamic terrorists.
On a press call, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell told reporters, “The tone of the brief reads like an indictment.” Sewell was referring to a response filing the Justice Department submitted earlier on Thursday that accused Apple of making “false” statements.
Sewell characterized the latest DOJ filing as relying on thinly sourced media reports to inaccurately suggest that Apple had in some way colluded with the Chinese government to undermine iOS users’ security.
MacDailyNews Take: The U.S. government’s festival of speciosity increases along with their desperation.
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