Apple Refuses To Unlock iPhone 5s Involved In NY Case

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10575772326_af7e69b7dd_k-640x428In a new statement, Apple continues to deny assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the case of an iPhone 5s involved in drug trafficking. Again, Apple says the government has not clearly used all possible avenues when accessing the data required, and the company has asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit involved the government against Apple.

The government has utterly failed to demonstrate that the requested order is necessary to effectuate the search warrant, including that it exhausted all other avenues for recovering the information it seeks. Before the government demands that Apple do the work of law enforcement, the government must offer evidence that it has performed an ‘exhaustive search’ and that it remains unable to obtain the data it seeks without Apple’s assistance.

Apple even made reference to the case of San Bernardino, where the FBI finally managed to unlock iPhone in question through the use and support of so-called “pro hackers”. Apple’s argument is that the government could in fact be able to access the iPhone in the case of New York without their help, it would be fair. That said, the method used to access the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino, has confirmed that it is not compatible with rear terminals such as iPhone 5s, 6 or 6s.

At the same time, a bill could eliminate Apple’s choice in matters like this in the next few years if a pair of US senators put it on its way. Although it has been listed as “absurd” and “technologically ignorant”, the proposed legislation has been published as a draft, and force companies like Apple to abide by the orders of judges to decrypt the data required in cases of any of your devices is involved ..

(Source: WSJ)

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