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Apple has responded to the government's persistent request to extract data from an iPhone that was used by an accused drug dealer in New York. The firm claims the FBI hasn't exhausted all options.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has agreed to use its new found ability to unlock iOS devices for obtaining information from an iPhone 6 and an iPod belonging to two homicide suspects.
After law enforcement was able to get a third party to hack the iPhone 5c that was used by the San Bernardino shooter, the order compelling Apple to do it was vacated. Here is Apple's response.
The war is over, for now. Law enforcement has managed to decrypt the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone with help from a third party, essentially letting Apple off the hook.
At its recent iPhone event, Apple reaffirmed its commitment to protect the privacy of its users and now the firm is reported to be designing its own servers to avoid backdoors in third-party hardware.
While encryption has been troubling the US government in its case against Apple recently, more tech companies are reportedly working on expanding it to more services that deal with user data.
John Oliver chose the Apple vs FBI encryption battle as his topic for the latest Last Week Tonight. He discusses what's going on as well as the implications of it. Read on to watch the full video.
The latest update to the San Bernardino case suggests that law enforcement may be able to compel Apple into providing access to the iOS source code or the tech giant's private signature.
Tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have filed legal briefs supporting Apple's fight against the US government regarding backdoor implementation. They say it sets a dangerous precedent.
In a drug trafficking case, a New York judge has ruled that law enforcement cannot force Apple to create software that would allow them to unlock an iPhone. Apple can use this as a precedent.
Following endorsements from several other companies in the tech world, Microsoft is now also publicly backing Apple in its fight against the FBI over access to the San Bernadino killer's phone.
Despite most of the tech industry's support for Apple in its case against the FBI, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates argued in a recent interview that Apple should comply with the agency's demands.
Apple's tough stance on upholding the privacy of customer data appears to have been an exception to the rule, as the company repeatedly complied with the U.S. federal government for past requests.
On Tuesday, Apple was ordered by a United States federal court to assist law enforcement in unlocking the iPhone that was owned by the shooter in the San Bernardino shooting, Syed Rizwan Farook.