“Rather than seeking Apple’s assistance, the FBI plans to work with its own San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to obtain data from a seized iPhone 5c involved in a murder investigation, if it is awarded a warrant to do so,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The bureau issued an application for a search warrant in the Southern District of California on Thursday, seeking to unlock a blue iPhone 5c that was owned by Taylor Langston,” Hughes reports. “She and her boyfriend, David Meza, are accused of stabbing 52-year-old Jake Clyde Merendino to death.”
“In the application first discovered by AppleInsider, the FBI notes that it previously obtained search warrants to extract location data from Langston’s iPhone 5c, and reveals that information was obtained using Cellebrite technology. The same Israeli firm has worked with the FBI in past investigations to help crack open iPhones,” Hughes reports. “Cellebrite’s methods apparently were not enough, however, as the warrant application notes there is additional information the FBI hopes to obtain from the iPhone 5c in question. According to the bureau, the time limitations of the initial warrants have lapsed, which is why the FBI seeks a new warrant from the court.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The geniuses at the FBI should just erect billboards in order to inform criminals and terrorists to upgrade to iPhones equipped with Secure Enclaves.
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