A new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General found that the FBI could have done more before going to court and arguing it needed Apple's help to unlock an alleged terrorist's phone.
The pricey technique that unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone still hasn’t produced any valuable evidence.
Despite pulling out of its San Bernardino case, the government is still going after Apple in a New York case over a passcode-locked iPhone.
Apple has stated this "raises issues which deserve a national conversation about our civil liberties, and our collective security and privacy."
The government is backing down on its request to have Apple write software to break into the iPhone 5c used by a dead terrorism suspect.
After weeks of encryption battles, the government thinks it might not need Apple’s help after all.
"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 is said to be working on a clever way around being compelled to hack iPhones.
The co-founder of Apple rival Microsoft took the FBI's side in the dispute over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.
The company says the FBI is asking them to do something that would mean all current iPhones are breakable by law enforcement.