May 182020
 May 18, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

In a press conference today in Washington, the Justice Department announced that FBI technicians managed to crack and gain access to two locked iPhones belonging to the Pensacola naval airbase shooter.

During the conference, FBI Director Chris Wray criticized Apple for not helping its investigators in unlocking the two devices. Wray said the entire process of cracking the terrorist’s two iPhones took four months and “large sums of taxpayer dollars.”

Read more on ZDNet.

  One Response to “FBI criticizes Apple for not helping crack Pensacola shooter’s iPhones”

  1. Clearly Apple should price the offer at $1M each, with automatic annual increases pegged to cost-of-living increases. No automated process. Keep it extremely manual so it will never scale.

    That’s how to limit law enforcement abuse of the method or demands that it can be used against everyone in a parking lot based on a GPS fence request.

    As a taxpayer, I’ve very happy it isn’t easy to access those devices. Using large sums of taxpayer dollars is a good case. Still, it wasn’t impossible, as the FBI claimed multiple times previously.

    I only wish Android were as hard to decrypt.

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