U.S. government, Apple take encryption case to court of public opinion

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  • Tuesday, 23 Feb 2016

Pieces of an iPhone are seen in a repair store in New York, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday urged the creation of a government panel on encryption, the latest salvo in a standoff over a locked iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting that has escalated into a public relations battle between the revered technology company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook also sent a letter to employees Monday morning, making clear the company's hardline stance refusing to make software to unlock the phone addresses broader issues, not just a single device linked to a grisly attack.

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