Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Apple Ordered To Help Hack Terrorist's iPhone

This story was put out by the Associated Press, to which every article I can find refers.  As reproduced by Fox News:
A U.S. magistrate ordered Apple Inc. on Tuesday to help the Obama administration hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California, in a first-of-its-kind ruling that pits digital privacy against national security interests.
The ruling by Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym, a former federal prosecutor, requires Apple to supply highly specialized software the FBI can load onto the county-owned work iPhone to bypass a self-destruct feature, which erases the phone's data after too many unsuccessful attempts to unlock it. The FBI wants to be able to try different combinations until it finds the right one.
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UPDATE:  From USA Today, Apple's CEO says that the company will oppose the court order.

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