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FBI Cracks iPhone, Drops Court Case v Apple

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Mar 28, 2016, 6:24 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 28, 2016, 6:36 PM

The FBI today said it has unlocked the iPhone involved in the San Bernardino shooting case without Apple's help. An outside organization offered to help open the locked iPhone for the FBI last week after Apple refused to help. The FBI put its case against Apple on hold pending the viability of the third-party's claim. After assessing the method, the FBI was able to unlock the iPhone in question and is now examining the contents within. Apple did not immediately offer comment on the FBI's apparent breakthrough. The FBI has dropped its case against Apple.

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Mar 29, 2016, 12:42 PM


Ive been saying this for weeks. There are ways into the device without opening up IOS on all devices and Neither the FBI nor Apple are telling the whole truth. The FBI wants a backdoor into all phones, because as the 900 lb gorilla of cellular does, so too shall the rest of the cellular industry.

And Apple is trying to play it off like they really care about our privacy, although in truth they've helped various facets of the government break directly into untold numbers of devices for Years, and they were one of the original privacy sellout tech firms.

Not to mention all the backend support they give governments without our knowledge, like back when they let the NSA setup a room in one of their datacenters, or the nine other ways t...
Good analysis on the subject. The whole San Bernandino thing smells to me of a psy-op. As usual there is a lot of information being withheld from the public and millions of public dollars and other resources being wasted on the investigation.

Mar 28, 2016, 7:41 PM

The Identity of the Third Party

I'm betting that the unnamed third party is actually someone within Apple. That way, they can have their cake and eat it, too: pretend your against privacy invasion publicly while secretly helping the government.
I ready it actually was a third party hacking group that offered to do it. Whether or not they were the ones that did it, who knows.
Apparently they hired a 3rd party company called 'Cellebrite.'

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/03/23/fbi-israeli-firm ... »

Don't know if they were the ones to unlock it or someone else.
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