There is a “greater sense of urgency” in the international community to combat the Islamic State (ISIS) group since last month’s deadly attacks in Paris, a senior administration official says, noting the recent approval of airstrikes in Syria by the British parliament and Germany’s plans to commit up to 1,200 troops to the fight against ISIS. Obama will “continue to review what additional steps may be necessary, as he’s continuously done throughout this campaign,” the official said.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating a new method that may allow investigators to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook without the assistance of Apple. (more) Read More
FBI agents searched the California townhome of the brother of one of the San Bernardino terror attack shooters. Syed Raheel Farook is a Navy veteran who earned medals for fighting global terrorism. Agents were carrying out a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says his company will not comply with a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters citing the move would threaten the security of its customers. (more) Read More