US government still wants access to iPhone in New York case

Apr

9

2016

Despite the fact that the FBI was able to gain access to the iPhone in the San Bernardino case, the US government appealed in a second case. Which revolves around the iPhone 5s from a drug dealer from New York. A lower court had previously decided in Apple’s favor.

Apple iPhone 5s 64GB Grey The US Department of Justice announced on Friday that they maintained the action, as reports Bloomberg. The judge Apple had late February right at first instance given and ruled that the government could not use the dating from the 18th century ‘All Writs Act to demand access to the phone. The same law was used in the San Bernardino case, as in some 70 earlier cases.

Recently managed the FBI to gain access to the iPhone 5c, without revealing what technique was exactly. Thursday, however, showed a speech by FBI Director James Comey that the tool does not work was purchased for that purpose by the FBI on newer models, including the 5s. It is therefore not surprising that there is now again being sought by a legal way to a solution.

This means that the legal battle from one thing to another is moved, and so will still need to get a court judgment. This is the fear of Apple that there will be more access requests after an adverse court judgment, not yet removed. According to Bloomberg rotate the device in the New York case iOS 7, so it might be easier to get access beyond Apple. The company has until April 15 to submit an opinion.

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