A US magistrate has ordered Apple to help the FBI get access to the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Judge Sheri Pym ruled Tuesday that the iPhone and iPad maker must provide a tool that would allow federal agents to beat a security feature preventing the phone from erasing after a number of failed unlocking attempts, according to the AP.
The court ruling did not order Apple to break the encryption, but said it should offer "reasonable technical assistance" to law enforcement.
Prosecutors said they can't access the iPhone 5c used by Syed Farook, because they don't know the passcode.
The court order comes just a week after FBI director James Comey, who has advocated for backdoors in encryption to help investigations, said the agency was "still working" on gaining access to the gunman's phone.