(Bloomberg) -- Tech giants including Microsoft Corp. and Google set aside often fierce rivalries to back Apple Inc.in its fight against a judge’s order to help unlock the iPhone of a dead terrorist.

Fifteen companies, including Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., seek in their so-called friend-of-the-court brief to undo the order for Apple to create software to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who died in a shootout with law enforcement after killing 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, in December.

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