August 13, 2020

The U.S. government is pressuring Apple to unlock an iPhone. Again.

The U.S. government is pressuring Apple to unlock an iPhone. Again.

Here we go again.

Attorney General William Barr is pressuring Apple to help law enforcement unlock two iPhones that once belonged to the now deceased Royal Saudi Air Force lieutenant who attacked the Pensacola Naval Air Station on Dec. 6 of last year. Barr claimed in a Monday press conference that, without Apple’s help, investigators will likely remain unable to access the devices’ contents.

We’ve heard similar dubious claims from the government before.

The issue at hand, according to Barr, is that Apple designed the phones to be “virtually impossible to unlock…without the password.” As such, the Attorney General today asked Apple to “help” unlock the phones. …

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