Tim Cook, Apple CEO, wrote in an open letter in 2016 regarding the FBI’s request that Apple help break into a cellphone following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. In 2016, Apple replied to the request, saying that backdoor method to get into the devices would threaten the security of its customers. On Monday, the FBI sent another letter to Apple requesting that the company unlock two iPhones that were believed to have belonged to the suspected gunman from the Pensacola, Fla., Naval Air Station shooting that occurred in December. (Business Insider — January 8, 2020)