Apple CEO Tim Cook said late Tuesday that the company would oppose a federal judge’s ruling ordering the technology giant to help investigators break into an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.
“We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good. Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them,” Cook wrote in a letter published on the Cupertino, Calif.-headquartered firm’s website.
“But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone,” he said.