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FBI Jumped the Gun in Asking Court to Order iPhone Hack: US DoJ Report

The FBI had not fully determined whether it had the capability to crack open a terrorist’s locked iPhonebefore seeking a February 2016 court order to force Apple to do so, according to a Justice Department inspector general’s report. The report, issued Tuesday, pinned the lapse on a lack of effective coordination and communication between FBI units. The case involved an encrypted… Read More »

FBI Says It Couldn’t Access Nearly 7,000 Mobile Devices Because of Encryption

The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. In the first 11 months of the fiscal… Read More »

FBI Chief Acknowledges Apple Case May Set Privacy Precedent

FBI Director James Comey said the government isn’t looking to send a message with a court order to compel Apple to unlock a terror suspect’s iPhone but acknowledged that the case may set a precedent. Federal prosecutors simply want any potential evidence that may be on a phone used by one of the attackers in the December mass… Read More »