Nothing significant found on San Bernardino’s terrorist’s iPhone

“A law enforcement source tells CBS News that so far nothing of real significance has been found on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone, which was unlocked by the FBI last month without the help of Apple,” CBS News reports.

“Investigators spent months trying to gain access to data on the locked iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook,” CBS News reports. “Apple was fighting a court order to assist the FBI in bypassing the phone’s security measures. On March 28, the FBI announced that it had managed to unlock the phone and was dropping the court fight with Apple.”

CBS News reports, “FBI Director James Comey said last week that the bureau has not decided whether to share details with Apple about how it hacked into Farook’s iPhone 5c. ‘If we tell Apple, they’re going to fix it and we’re back where we started,” Comey said. “As silly as it may sound, we may end up there. We just haven’t decided yet.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Idiots.

Why would the terrorists go to the trouble of smashing their personal phones to bits, but leave their government-issued iPhone just fine and dandy? Because they wanted a tech company to have to fight for privacy rights against U.S. government halfwits like James Comey? Or because there was nothing of importance on it?

As we wrote last month:

U.S. Citizens: Never forget that you funded the FBI’s purchase of this iPhone backdoor and the iPhone’s contents. DEMAND TO SEE WHAT YOU PAID FOR.

Hey, FBI: We want to see those pix of cafeteria trays that we paid for!

24 Comments

  1. Comey has designs on privacy and control, to that end the guise of “terrorism” was only a ploy to scare and take advantage of fear to further his sinister ambitions.

    Aptly named “a snake” by Derek Currie, may he forever slither on his belly, the lying shit head.

    1. Or just plain smarter than the FBI. The FBI and CIA missed: 9/11, the rise of ISIS, the rise of Bin Laden, the Boston Marathin bombing, etc.

      An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If that isn’t written in a tablet, young people have never read it before.

      The FBI is really not good at thier job. But they are really well paid.

  2. There may not have been anything significant found on the iphone but now they can look the survivors in the eye and themselves in the mirror and say that they follow every lead.

    Until someone asks if them if they checked out time travel? Reanimation of the dead bodies?

    Worse yet, someone pointing out that the process to investigate the crime was more detrimental than the crime itself.

    1. Your first sentence makes complete sense. The FBI’s charter is to follow every lead.

      But then you go off the rails. Science fiction aside, you disrespect the lives of the innocent victims by claiming that data on a terrorist’s phone is worth more than the lives of his victims. Most sane people would agree that there needs to be clearer FBI policy that requires public oversight of their investigations, but which does not hinder them from doing whatever it takes to acquire all data that terrorists harbor. Once convicted, felons and terrorists deserve no privacy or security.

    2. Now they can look the survivors in the eye and tell them that they used their loved ones to fulfill the terrorist’s wishes by taking away our freedoms.
      They can now tell them that the terrorist didn’t die in vein.

      1. EXACTLY. Thank you The Other Steve.

        This isn’t about emotional fulfillment and resolution folks. Our US citizen rights are at stake and the terrorists LOVE it that we’re compromising and wrecking them. That makes their suicide bombings all worth while. Get it? No? Then wake TF UP!

        It’s called ‘Desperation Behavior‘ and as usual is proving itself to never make sense. Cut the desperation and THINK!

        #MyDesperateGovernment

    3. “…but now they can look the survivors in the eye, and themselves in the mirror, and say that they followed every lead”

      Except I doubt they will look survivors in the eye, and themselves in the mirror, and admit that they failed to implement every practical means within their own power that would have given them access to that CA Health Department iPhone, and might even have prevented the criminal act in the first place (if there _were_ any incriminating evidence on it in the first place).

      Enough foolishness. Official incompetence does not warrant undermining the US Constitution. Our legal agencies and law enforcement must use the legal tools available to them to do their jobs. And I would say their sworn oaths require them to use _all_ the legal tools available to them. But note that this excludes illegal methods, of which Apple has pointed out that the FBI’s request of them appears to be illegal.

  3. “Investigators spent months trying to gain access to data on the locked iPhone”

    No, they didn’t. The FBI waisted months harassing Apple until the companies they should have been talking to beat a path to their door.

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