“A federal judge in Boston ordered Apple to help the FBI access information on a suspect’s locked iPhone earlier this year, according to court filings unsealed Friday,” Katie Bo Williams reports for The Hill.
“U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler said that the tech giant must provide ‘reasonable technical assistance’ to law enforcement, including ‘extracting data from the device, copying the data from the device onto an external hard drive … and/or providing the FBI with the suspect Personal Identification Number so that access can be gained,'” Williams reports. “But Bowler stopped short of requiring that the company decrypt the information on the iPhone. The iPhone belongs to Desmond Crawford, an alleged gang member, whom the FBI is investigating.”
Williams reports, “Apple is publicly refusing to help law enforcement gain access to seized iPhones, arguing that the assistance the government is seeking would undermine the security and privacy of Apple devices for everyday users.”
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