Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has criticised Apple for contesting a court order to help the FBI access phone data belonging to the San Bernardino gunman.
“I agree 100% with the courts. In that case, we should open it up,” he said.
Apple chief Tim Cook says the order to circumvent security software on Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone threatens the security of Apple customers.
Presidential candidates have touched on questions of cyber security during the 2016 race for nomination.