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IDG Contributor Network: Many unanswered questions in Apple-FBI controversy

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 23, 2016.

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    A federal magistrate has issued an order granting the FBI permission to access the data on an Apple iPhone belonging Syed Rizwan Farook. He is a terrorist suspect in the San Bernadino shooting on Dec. 2, 2015, which claimed 14 lives. That should be the end of it, a simple legal document allowing a law enforcement agency to access evidence of a crime. This evidence may also lead to additional confederates or uncover further terrorist cells.

    Unfortunately, the issue at hand is not as simple as the FBI or Apple would have us believe. The FBI has not asked for Apple to unlock the phone and give them the data. The FBI has asked according to a statement released by Apple to, “make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation.”

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