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U.S. demands that Apple unlock phone in drug case

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 11:46 AM
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The Justice Department announced Friday it is moving forward on a separate legal front to force Apple Inc.'s assistance in unlocking the iPhone linked to a Brooklyn drug conspiracy.

In a one-page letter filed in a New York federal court, Justice lawyers said the government "continues to require Apple's assistance in accessing the data'' contained on the phone of a convicted methamphetamine trafficker.

It's not clear what kind of vulnerability the third-party software exploited, but apparently it won't work on newer iPhones. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

The filing comes a week after the government abruptly withdrew from a similar high-profile legal challenge in California after the FBI was able to access the contents of a phone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, using a method developed by an undisclosed outside party.





http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/08/justice-moving-forward-separate-apple-case/82788824/
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