Monday, March 21, 2016

The FBI Now Says It May Crack That iPhone Without Apple’s Help | WIRED

More perspectives on the FBI's last-minute undo attempt

"Shortly after the government’s filing, the court approved the motion, canceling tomorrow’s hearing. Instead, the Justice Department has asked for two more weeks to determine whether the method developed by that unnamed “outside party” is truly capable of unlocking Farook’s locked phone without altering its internal data. But the government’s move is already being interpreted as a decision to retreat from using the San Bernardino iPhone as the test case for whether tech companies can in fact be forced to help crack their own security measures.

If the Justice Department were to continue to press for Apple’s cooperation after filing this motion, “they’ll have lost a ton of credibility with the court,” says Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Nate Cardozo. “I think this is a good indication that this San Bernardino fight is over…Chalk this one up as a win for Apple.”"
The FBI Now Says It May Crack That iPhone Without Apple’s Help | WIRED
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