Outcome in Apple Phone Case to Become Important Precedent

February 24, 2016 12:28 AM

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a rare hi-tech executive siding with the U.S. government in its standoff with Apple. The company that makes the iPhone is refusing to help FBI investigators access encrypted data in smartphones used by two terrorists in December's San Bernardino, California attack that killed 14 people. The information could provide clues for possible other terror plots. Zlatica Hoke reports the outcome in this case will set an important precedent for the future.