Gov to Continue Fighting Apple Over iPhone in Drug Case
The U.S. Department of Justice says it has appealed a ruling that prevents it from forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case. The Justice Department said, "The government continues to require Apple's assistance in accessing the data that it is authorized to search by warrant." It has filed the appropriate paperwork with the court overseeing the case in Brooklyn. This matter is different from the case the FBI brought against Apple over the San Bernardino shooter's phone. In that case, a third party helped the FBI decrypt the contents of the device. The FBI says, however, the method used to access the San Bernardino phone does not work on the New York phone. A magistrate judge ruled in February that the court can't force Apple to assist in the New York case. The Justice Department has already asked a more senior judge to review the decision. Today's appeal is in addition to that action.
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The Justice Department has asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to prioritize its appeal against last month's decision regarding AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.
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The Justice Department, during closing arguments of its case against the AT&T-Time Warner merger, suddenly suggested the judge weigh "alternative" remedies should he choose not to block the deal. The Justice Department has fought against the merger from the start, saying AT&T would use Time Warner's content as a weapon against consumers, raising prices and limiting competition.
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The U.S. Department of Justice is exploring what impact the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile will have on smaller carriers and MVNOs.
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