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Pedestrians walk past the Apple store on 5th Avenue on February 23, 2016 in New York City. Protesters gathered to support Apple's decision to resist the FBI's pressure to build a "backdoor" to the iPhone of Syed Rizwan, one of the two San Bernardino shooters. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk past the Apple store on 5th Avenue on February 23, 2016 in New York City. Protesters gathered to support Apple's decision to resist the FBI's pressure to build a "backdoor" to the iPhone of Syed Rizwan, one of the two San Bernardino shooters. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
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Apple is expected to respond to the FBI in court tomorrow, defending its decision not to help the bureau unlock the iPhone of San Bernadino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

FBI director James Comey has called the dispute "hardest question I’ve seen in government," according to the Associated Press. But CEO Tim Cook tells ABC's “World News Tonight with David Muir," that the FBI was asking Apple to develop "the software equivalent of cancer."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson unpacks the legal arguments in this ongoing story with Re/code's Dawn Chmielewski.

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This segment aired on February 25, 2016.

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