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FBI Still Can’t Access Shooter’s iPhone, Says “Engaged with Apple” for Help

According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, it still is unable to break into a Pensacola, Florida, shooter’s iPhone, as the device’s encrypted data still cannot be accessed. Bloomberg reports FBI Director, Christopher Wray, disclosed at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday they still cannot break into the reconstructed iPhone. The Director said...

Privacy Advocates Side With Apple, Say FBI Is Undermining Public Safety

When the FBI asked Apple to help unlock two iPhones suspected to be owned by a shooter at a Naval base in Florida earlier this month, the iPhone maker refused to participate while reiterating its privacy encryption. After Apple declined, Attorney General William Barr held a press conference where he argued that access to encrypted...

Law Enforcement and Apple Have a Great Relationship, Says FBI Chief

John Bennett, special agent in charge at the FBI San Francisco division, who was one of the pivotal figures in the San Bernardino incident, has said in a recent interview with Forbes that the relationship between law enforcement and Silicon Valley giants like Apple is improving. He praised Apple particularly for its direct assistance for law enforcement, not...

FBI Wants to Crack Another Terrorist’s Locked iPhone

Earlier this year, the FBI asked a court to order Apple to crack the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino shooter, which the Cupertino company refused to do and ultimately, the FBI found another way to crack open the iPhone and dropped the case against Apple. Now, the FBI has gotten its hands on another locked iPhone that belonged...

FBI Apparently Paid Under $1 Million for iPhone Hack: Reuters

Apparently FBI director James Comey isn't aware of the bill the government paid for the hack that cracked open the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c. Last week Comey said the agency paid more than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job, which, converted into US dollars, would...

FBI Shares iPhone and Mac Security Flaw with Apple for First Time

Following the WSJ's earlier report claiming the FBI won't disclose to Apple the security flaw it used to crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, Reuters says the FBI informed the company about a vulnerability in iOS and OS X on April 14. The disclosure resulted from the Vulnerability Equities Process and involved older versions of...