Thursday, 10 March 2016

Prosecutors push back against Apple defense in new court filing

Today, prosecutors filed a new motion seeking to compel Apple to break security measures on an iPhone used in the San Bernardino attacks. "The government and the community need to know what is on the terrorist’s phone, and the government needs Apple’s assistance to find out," the filing argues. " Apple’s rhetoric is not only false, but also corrosive of the very institutions that are best able to safeguard our liberty and our rights."
This is the third motion the prosecution has filed seeking to compel APple's assistance, following two earlier filings made on February 16 and 19th, the first of which detailed a technical method for breaking the phone's lockscreen protection through a custom firmware update.
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