“Apple has declared victory in its battle against the FBI, after the government announced it had found a way into the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone that did not require the manufacturer’s help,” Alex Hern reports for The Guardian.
“The FBI has refused to disclose how it has extracted the desired information from the iPhone, given by San Bernardino county to its employee Syed Farook, who murdered 14 people with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, in December 2015,” Hern reports. “But by doing so without Apple’s help, the FBI has undercut its previous claims that there was no way to decrypt the iPhone without cooperation from the firm.”
Apple “acknowledges that the FBI’s withdrawal is likely to be only the end of a battle, not victory in the longer war. ‘This case raised issues which deserve a national conversation about our civil liberties, and our collective security and privacy. Apple remains committed to participating in that discussion,'” Hern reports.
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