all writs act
The ACLU has found 63 publicly available court cases in which the government asked Apple or Google for ‘technical assistance’ to unlock a smartphone.
Five different agencies have asked Google for help using the All Writs Act.
It’s a bizarre move to continue to pursue the New York case after retreating in the San Bernardino case.
After weeks of encryption battles, the government thinks it might not need Apple’s help after all.
The Department of Justice is appealing Apple’s victory in the New York iPhone case.
Apple is fighting a government request to unlock an old iPhone in a drug case.