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Apple issues statement regarding DOJ suit: "This case should have never been brought"

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    The DOJ on Monday filed a brief seeking to vacate a previous court's ruling that would have required Apple to assist the FBI in hacking into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The DOJ's motion seemingly brings to a conclusion a saga that has continued to make headlines since the story burst into the news a few weeks ago.

    According to the DOJ, the FBI no longer needs Apple's assistance because they managed to access the device's contents with the help of a third-party. While the identity of the third party was not revealed, it's been reported that Apple received assistance from a software forensics company called Cellebrite. Whether that is true or not remains unknown, but we do know that the FBI did not receive any outside assistance from other government agencies like the NSA.

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