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San Bernardino Stories October 24
San Bernardino Stories March 28, 2018
A Department of Justice investigation has concluded that the FBI inadvertently misled Congress when it said that it had exhausted all attempts to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers.
The FBI claimed in a court filing that it had no means to access data stored on the iPhone without Apple’s assistance, a claim later repeated to Congress. A report covering this statement concludes that while it was technically true, it gave a misleading impression …
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San Bernardino Stories May 8, 2017
After government refuses to declassify sum paid for FBI’s San Bernardino iPhone hack, senator inadvertently reveals it
San Bernardino Stories May 4, 2017
FBI director James Comey yesterday told a Senate oversight committee that the FBI has been unable to access almost half of the mobile devices it tried to examine in the first half of the fiscal year, reports TechCrunch.
Comey said the FBI had been unable to access the contents of more than 3,000 mobile devices in the first half of the fiscal year, using what he described as “appropriate and available technical tools, even though there was the legal authority to do so.” He said that represented “nearly half” of all the mobile devices it had attempted to access in that time frame.
Comey made the statement in apparent support of the latest attempt at forcing phone manufacturers to provide backdoor access to the authorities …
San Bernardino Stories February 21, 2017
The San Bernardino iPhone hack story rumbles on, with three news organizations insisting that there is no good reason for the FBI to withhold the cost of accessing the phone. Associated Press, Vice Media and USA Today have asked a US judge to force the FBI to reveal the information, reports the BBC …
San Bernardino Stories January 11, 2017
FBI hands over 100 pages of documents on San Bernardino iPhone hack, but censors the key facts
After the FBI refused to reveal details of who helped it to access the work iPhone in the San Bernardino shooting case despite Freedom of Information Act requests, three news organizations filed a lawsuit demanding access to the information. The agency has now responded with 100 pages of documents, but has censored the key facts, reports CNET.