“The White House said it is not the aim of the government to compromise the security of Apple’s iPhone, as it only wants the company to help in the case of one phone that was used by a terrorist in the San Bernardino, California, attack on Dec. 2,” John Ribeiro reports for IDG News Service.
“Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ordered Apple to provide assistance, including by providing signed software if required, to help the FBI try different passcodes on a locked iPhone 5c running iOS 9, without triggering the auto-erasure feature in the phone after 10 failed attempts,” Ribeiro reports.
“White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday during a briefing that the Department of Justice is ‘not asking Apple to redesign its product or to create a new backdoor to one of their products.’ It is ‘simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device,'” Ribeiro reports. “Apple has said it will appeal the order, which by some accounts could take it even to the Supreme Court.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote yesterday: It’s not just one phone. Any random idiot should be able to grasp that simple fact. If they don’t seem to get it, look for ulterior motive(s).
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