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Apple vs. FBI: What Happened?
Apple vs. FBI: What Happened?
March 30, 2016
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Apple’s legal standoff with the FBI ended Monday, but experts say the issues behind it will come up again, as more tech companies take measures to guard their customers’ messages, photos, business records and other files.
After weeks of heated debate, in which Apple had resisted the FBI’s demand for help, authorities say they found their own way to get the data from an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters.
WHAT WAS THE FIGHT ABOUT?
At the Justice Department’s request, a federal judge ordered Apple Inc.
last month to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by Syed Farook,
who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in December.
Specifically, the government wanted Apple to create software that would
override an “auto-wipe” feature which is designed to kick in after anyone
makes 10 wrong attempts at guessing the iPhone’s passcode. Once that
feature is activated, it renders all the data on the phone permanently
Apple said it could create the software the government wanted, but it argued vehemently that doing so would be a bad idea. CEO Tim Cook said the order would set a precedent for more government demands, both in the United States and around the world. Apple also said the software could be stolen by hackers and used against other iPhones.
Federal authorities insisted they were only asking for Apple’s help in a single case, although prosecutors nationwide have said they wanted similar assistance in other cases where iPhones have been seized. While it’s unclear if any useful information was stored on the iPhone, FBI Director James Comey said authorities owed it to the San Bernardino victims to leave no stone unturned in their investigation.
WHY DID THIS TURN INTO SUCH A BIG DEAL?
The case crystalized some long-simmering frustrations and conflict between the tech industry and law enforcement authorities.
Apple and other tech companies have been steadily increasing their use of encryption and other safeguards to protect their customers’ data, following a wave of recent hacking attacks and revelations about government data-collection by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Law enforcement officials, including Comey, have complained that encryption and other data safeguards are helping dangerous people hide their activities, while interfering with the government’s ability to investigate crimes.
In the San Bernardino case, Apple drew support from other leading tech companies, computer security experts and civil liberties groups.
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WHAT DID THE JUDGE DECIDE?
SO WHO WON?
DOES THAT END THE MATTER?
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