The Apple iPhone court fight with the FBI over the FBI’s desire for access to iPhone data is not over after all. It seems that the San Bernardino terrorist case is not the only one in the sights of the FBI. There are more cases to be resolved. One is in New York City and the other is in Boston. Apple has been court ordered to assist the FBI in both these cases. Apple has rebuffed these court orders to help the FBI extract data. Is Apple right in refusing? Is the FBI trying to invade the privacy of all iPhone users? Where does Nation Security and Law and Order fit in the overall picture? The truth is probably somewhere in between the extremes.
AS REPORTED BY AP:
US fight goes on with Apple over iPhone access:
The Justice Department filed a letter in court telling a judge it wants Apple to extract pictures, text and other data from an iPhone used by someone accused of drug trafficking
New York (AFP) – The US government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York.
The Justice Department filed a letter in a US District Court on Friday telling a judge that it still wants Apple to extract pictures, text messages and other digital data from an iPhone used by someone accused of trafficking in methamphetamines.
Also on Friday, court documents were unsealed showing that Apple rebuffed an order to help break into a locked iPhone for police investigating criminal gang activity in Boston.
The news came after a high-stakes showdown between Apple and the FBI over access to the iPhone of a California gunman ended with investigators saying they had extracted the data on their own.
Timing in the Massachusetts case lent support to Apple’s ongoing argument that the US government was out to set legal precedent that would essentially open a back door into all iPhones.