At the end of the day, the FBI didn’t require Apple’s help to get the information from a dead terrorist’s iPhone. Freelance Hackers did the government’s work for it.
Last week, the Justice Department rescinded its’ request for a search warrant that ordered Apple to help law enforcement in getting info from the iPhone used by dead San Bernardino shooter “Syed Rizwan Farook.”
Why? Well, let’s get to what happened before that first.
About a month ago FBI director James Comey stated during a House hearing, “We’ve talked to anybody who will talk with us about it, and I welcome additional suggestions.” Guess what? Hackers in droves started contacting the FBI saying they could hack into Apple’s iPhone. The Government finally decided on a foreign company to help it crack the Apple’s smartphone. An Israeli company by the name of “Cellebrite” has been identified via some media outlets, as the company that came to the aid of the FBI. Cellebrite also recently signed a contract with the bureau worth more than $15 million U.S. Dollars.
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Now, What Happens?
Well, now the government has a company willing to go above and beyond to hack into any smartphone it desires. The crazy thing about all this? Apple is also one of Cellebrite’s clients. Talk about conflict of interest. Yikes! Apple has asked for disclosure on how the phone was broken into but as of now neither Cellebrite nor the US government is divulging that information. Looks like Apple won the battle, but our government is currently winning the war on information privacy. Let’s see what happens next.We give LifeTime Warranty for our repairs at Dr Phone Fix & Repair Plantation. If you need cell phone repair visit our store today