Court says the FBI will be allowed to keep San Bernardino iPhone unlocking details a secret

As detailed in a new report from ZDNet, the FBI will not be required to disclose how it unlocked the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone early last year. The decision comes after several major news organizations filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to reveal the tool and its price. more… 9to5Mac

U.S. Drops New York Case Against Apple After Unlocking iPhone Without Assistance

The U.S. Justice Department dropped its fight to get Apple to help it unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case after someone provided the device’s passcode to authorities.┬áIn a letter to the judge, obtained by BuzzFeed News, prosecutors explained they no longer needed Apple’s assistance. The government respectfully submits this letter to update […]

U.S. Government Calls Apple’s Opposition to iPhone Unlocking Order a ‘Diversion,’ Says Fears Are ‘Overblown’

Prosecutors representing the United States government today filed another document (via The Verge) to support the motion to compel Apple to unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, calling the original order a “modest” request that would not result in a universal “master key” and dismissing many of Apple’s legal arguments. The […]

Unlocking an iPhone for investigators impossible in ‘in most cases,’ Apple tells court

Apple cannot unlock an iPhone for government investigators "in most cases now and in the future," lawyers for the company said in a brief submitted to a U.S. District Court, while acknowledging it had some access to the phone at the heart of a Justice Department case. AppleInsider – Frontpage News