Monday, March 28, 2016

FBI finally hacks iPhone, ending court battle with Apple

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Apple's battle with the FBI is over — at least for now.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it was able to successfully access data stored on an iPhone that was used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook.

As a result, the government "no longer requires the assistance from Apple" to break into the phone — and is dropping its efforts to compel Apple to crack its own iPhone encryption.

In other words, Apple is off the hook. At least in this case.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker said:

In a separate statement, Melanie Newman, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said: Read more...

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