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Apple's fight with the FBI

  • Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer's iPhone

    Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer's iPhone

    Apple Inc. refused to give the FBI software the agency desperately wanted. Now Apple is the one that needs the FBI's assistance. The FBI announced Monday that it managed to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without the help of Apple. And the agency has shown no...

  • Will the FBI share its iPhone-cracking method with police? Probably not

    Will the FBI share its iPhone-cracking method with police? Probably not

    The successful hack of a phone linked to the San Bernardino terror attacks is unlikely to help police win greater access to encrypted data in thousands of smartphones sitting in evidence lockers nationwide, legal experts and law enforcement officials say.The process used to gain access to Syed...

  • FBI hacks iPhone: Does this make your phone less private?

    FBI hacks iPhone: Does this make your phone less private?

    A legal battle weighing privacy rights against the government's need to investigate terrorism came to an end Monday when the FBI said it found a way to gain access to Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone 5c. The announcement may have staved off a historic court battle, but questions still linger about how...

  • FBI vs. Apple: How both sides were winners and losers

    FBI vs. Apple: How both sides were winners and losers

    In a dramatic turn of events Monday, the FBI dropped its case against Apple Inc. after the federal agency said it found a way to gain access to Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone 5c without the tech giant's help. That ended a heated faceoff that highlighted the growing tensions between law enforcement...

  • FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and ends legal battle with Apple, for now

    FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and ends legal battle with Apple, for now

    Federal officials on Monday dropped their legal fight against Apple after unlocking the iPhone used by an assailant in last year's San Bernardino terror attack, leaving unsettled a vexing debate over privacy and security amid rapid advances in technology.The move comes a week after Justice Department...

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