San Bernardino Shooter
The FBI and DOJ ask to back out at the eleventh hour, citing a potential alternative method for cracking the phone.
Encryption technology is doing as much, if not more, to keep queer and trans people safe as legislation.
"Reply in Support of the Government’s Motion to Compel and Opposition to Apple Inc.’s Motion to Vacate."
If the FBI is so keen to hack an iPhone, why doesn't it just ask the NSA?
Apple argues it would take at least six engineers and between two and four weeks to create the operating system the FBI wants.
Government agencies and Apple are pointing fingers over who is responsible for shutting iCloud data out of the San Bernardino investigation.
The draft Investigatory Powers Bill includes sections on stripping electronic protections, which some say are comparable to the FBI's demand for an iPhone backdoor.
Apple says it's being asked by the FBI to create and maintain a parallel, insecure version of iOS that could be used over and over.
According to experts, the FBI's method could be applied not just to the shooter's iPhone 5C, but more modern versions too.
Tim Cook argues cracking San Bernardino shooter's phone would set a dangerous precedent that "would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect."
A California judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into the San Bernardino shooter's encrypted iPhone.