Mar 092016
 March 9, 2016  Surveillance, U.S.

Samuel Gibbs reports that Edward Snowden is calling “bullshit” on the FBI’s claim that it needs Apple’s assistance to disable the passcode on the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Talking via video link from Moscow to the Common Cause Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference, Snowden said: “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone. Respectfully, that’s bullshit.”

Snowden then went on to tweet his support for an American Civil Liberties Union report saying that the FBI’s claims in the case are fraudulent.

Read more on The Guardian.

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