Judge Denies Effort to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone

A 3-D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken February 26. Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York denied the U.S. government's motion to compel Apple Inc. to provide access into an iPhone used in a drug case, according to court documents released on Monday.

The government sought access to the phone in October, months before a judge in California ordered Apple to give the government access to the phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California attacks.