Tuesday, April 12, 2016

US Judge in Boston Ordered Apple to assist Law Enforcement Examine iPhone

A United States magistrate judge in http://www.partsun.com/ ordered Apple Inc to help police officers in analyzing the iPhone of a supposed gang member, according to a February 1 court filing unsealed on Friday that is no longer binding.

"Reasonable technical help consists of, to the level possible, extracting data from the gadget, copying the data from the device onto an external hard drive or other storage medium and returning the abovementioned storage medium to police," United States Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler wrote before a similar case in San Bernardino drew around the world interest to police efforts to purchase around iPhone file encryption.

(Also see: FBI Continues to Debate Sharing iPhone Hack With apple parts).

As in the San Bernardino case, where the US Justice Department sought access to a phone used by a shooter who fatally shot 14 people in December, Apple challenged the Boston order, an employee briefed on the matter said. The FBI has given that stated it has found out a trick approach for unlocking the model of iPhone in California.

(Also see: Apple vs FBI: What Happened?).

The Justice Department withdrew the San Bernardino case and has actually not made an extra move in the Boston matter, though Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce stated that it could.

"Apple has actually represented that they were unable and reluctant to abide by the court's order, and no decision has actually been made by the government on whether to look for additional orders engaging Apple's assistance," Pierce said.

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