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The Identity of the Third Party


Mar 28, 2016, 7:41 PM
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.

Mar 29, 2016, 9:58 AM
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.

Mar 29, 2016, 9:59 AM
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.

Mar 30, 2016, 8:46 AM
Cellebrite is not a hacking company. This company manufactures devices to transfer phone information from phone to phone, primarily to aid in phone migration. If you go to a dealer in the USA, it is likely that they will one of their devices.

As many mobile oriented companies in Isreal, they have close ties to certain government agencies, like Mossad.

If you do not believe that this certain government agency has not had this technology for some time, you are kidding yourself.

I was told by some of their folks that the first thing they do when they "interview" a suspect is to dump their phone to get all the contacts and information.

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