APPLE HEARS FROM COOK: Apple CEO Tim Cook thanked the company’s employees for their support in the debate over unlocking the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. ” ‘Apple is a uniquely American company. It does not feel right to be on the opposite side of the government in a case centering on the freedoms and liberties that government is meant to protect,’ he wrote in his email,” according to CNN. “Cook argues that following through with the court order would threaten ‘everyone’s civil liberties’ and also make them more vulnerable to cybercrime.”
BEHIND THE MICHIGAN SHOOTING: Authorities are investigating whether Uber driver Jason Brian Dalton picked up fares in the middle of his rampage, The Washington Post reports. “Ultimately, investigators may decide that there was no reliable way to predict that Dalton would, during a single shift on the job, morph from his identity as a driver into his role as a mass killer. Police say Dalton didn’t have a criminal history. An Uber spokesman confirmed Dalton had been working with the company and said he had passed a background check required for drivers employed by the company,” the paper reports.