An advanced copy of a speech to be made later today by Attorney General Loretta Lynch later today strongly indicates that, as could be expected, she’s on the FBI’s side in the San bernardino iPhone dispute, but she stops short of actually directly saying so.
Images said to depict a screen assembly for the upcoming 4-inch “iPhone SE,” appear to confirm the new device will not include the Touch 3D feature found on Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets.
It seems the legal battle over an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook could possibly have been avoided, if the county government that owned the device had installed mobile device management software. Software the county paid for, but failed to install on the device.
Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with ABC New anchor David Muir to discuss Apple’s decision to fight the court order that would require it to help the FBI break into the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
First amendment rights will be an important ingredient of Apple’s legal strategy to battle a court order intended to force the Cupertino firm to aid the FBI in unlocking an iPhone 5c used by one of the shooters in last years San Bernardino massacre.
Some of the families of victims of the San Bernardino massacre will file a legal brief in support of the U.S. government in the their attempt to force Apple to unlock an encrypted iPhone 5c used by one of the shooters.
In an op-ed piece that appeared Sunday on the Lawfare blog, FBI Director James Comey says the bureau’s attempt to force Apple to help the agency to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, “isn’t about trying to set a precedent.”
The U.S. Department of Justice has chimed in on the case of an FBI request to force Apple to aid in the unlocking of an iPhone 5c that was used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif. terrorist attack last December.