Privacy versus national security

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Apple's refusal to follow a federal court order, which mandated that the company would help the Federal Bureau of Investigation crack one of the San Bernardino shooter's locked iPhone, is sparking a debate between privacy rights and national security.

The F.B.I. is trying to crack the encrypted phone that it believes may hold information linked to the December terrorist attacks.

Apple issued a statement saying it would not create a way to hack into the encrypted phone because it would violate the privacy of other customers.

Ira Wilsker, an associate professor at the Lamar Institute of Technology, said Apple creates some of the most secure pieces of technology.

KFDM's Kara Dixon spoke with Wilsker and a law enforcement official on the continuing argument over privacy and national security.

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