Reluctant Mkhitaryan holding up Man Utd Alexis deal
The 2019 Toyota Avalon Is Way More Interesting, But Will It Sell?
New Scribblenauts For PS4, Xbox One, Switch Announced; Release Date Confirmed
WhatsApp testing new feature to eliminate spam messages
Popular new feature on Google app matches your face with famous painting
Federal Bureau of Investigation can't break the encryption on Texas shooter's smartphone
09 November 2017, 03:17 | Jodi Jackson
The FBI can't unlock the Texas church shooter's phone
Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation sought to force Apple to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings.
The FBI's refusal to identify the manufacturer of the phone stands in contrast to its public feud with Apple in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting in 2015 that left 14 people dead.
"The FBI may use different words to describe this tool, but make no mistake: Building a version of iOS that bypasses security in this way would undeniably create a backdoor".
Like Farook, the San Bernardino shooter, Kelley died before he could be questioned by investigators, making his mobile phone a potential gold mine for authorities looking for evidence. "We offered assistance and said we would expedite our response to any legal process they send us", an Apple spokesperson said in a statement.
Law enforcement officials argue that encryption that prevents a police officer from opening a suspect's phone even with a court order makes it increasingly hard to solve murders and a host of other crimes; privacy advocates say that encrypted communications protect everyone from hackers and thieves and that the government should be able to find evidence through other means.
The government's lawsuit against Apple was ultimately abandoned in March 2016 after the DOJ reportedly paid a private contractor upwards of $1 million to crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, but security measures increasingly offered by mobile device makers have posed plenty of other problems for federal investigators ever since.
USA TODAY, together with the Associated Press and the news site Vice, sued to discover the name of the outside party that helped crack the phone, but a judge said the agency could keep the identity secret. They can also get warrants for any accounts he had at server-based internet services such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. That's even true for Apple's iCloud, where iPhones are often - though not always - backed up.
The Justice Department under President Donald Trump has suggested it will be aggressive in seeking access to encrypted information from technology companies.
Earlier in the month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called on tech companies to build "responsible encryption" that would allow access only with judicial authorization. Sometimes "brute force" attacks aimed at methodically guessing a user's passcode can open a device, though that won't work with all phones.
In the end, the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid an estimated $1.3 million to an unnamed company to build a tool that allowed it to break into the phone, and withdrew its case against Apple.
MLB The Show 18 launch date, Aaron Judge cover leaked
In the 13-year history of " MLB The Show ", Judge is the first rookie to be selected for the cover honor in a US release. You also get lots of in-game goodies, including PS4 themes for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, among other things.
Ranch-lovers can now buy dressing in a keg
Other items in the holiday line include Christmas tree ornaments, ugly sweaters, holiday socks, T-shirts and more. Hidden Valley Ranch says they have the flawless gift for all the ranch lover's out there.
Judge Gags Manafort Case
They have pleaded not guilty to the 12 charges and were placed on home confinement with Global Positioning System monitoring . Public comments surrounding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial will be restricted under the gag order. .