Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Apple Tells Judge It Can’t Unlock New iPhones - Digits - WSJ

Another privacy feature of iOS >= 8; tangentially, see Apple and Dropbox say they’re against a key cybersecurity bill, days before a crucial vote (Washington Post)
"Apple Inc. told a federal judge that it “would be impossible” to access user data on a locked iPhone running one of the newer operating systems, but that it could likely help the government unlock an older phone.

In a brief filed late Monday, the company said “in most cases now and in the future” it will be unable to assist the government in unlocking a password-protected iPhone. The brief was filed at the invitation of U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, who is considering a request from the Justice Department that he order Apple to help government investigators access a seized iPhone."
Apple Tells Judge It Can’t Unlock New iPhones - Digits - WSJ
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