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Amazon to support Apple on fight over unlocking iPhone

Employees of Amazon India are seen behind a glass bearing the company's logo inside its office in Bengaluru, India, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O said on Thursday it will support Apple Inc's AAPL.O fight against a magistrate's order, which requires it to help the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.

An Amazon spokesman said the company was still working on its “amicus options.”

The online retailer joins Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google, Facebook Inc FB.O, Microsoft Corp MSFT.O and Twitter Inc TWTR.N in voicing support for Apple.

Reporting by Mari Saito

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