Monday, March 28, 2016

It Was Obvious From The Beginning

No explanation, just an AP headline.

"FBI uses mystery method to break into gunman's iPhone without Apple's help, ending court case"

6 comments:

EMS Artifact said...

I'm not sure how much of a mystery it is. Or was. My thought from early on was that the FBI wanted Apple to crack the phone to provide a plausible cover for getting the information. Which, even though I don't consider myself paranoid, I suspect was obtained by a certain alphabet agency.

SiGraybeard said...

I thought it was the feds wanting the courts to give them what could be construed as blanket authorization to get the phone makers to bend over any time they wanted. I think it was a foregone conclusion that the No Such Agency folks could break it if they wanted.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

They didn't care about the data - they probably already had it - they just wanted the precedent. When Apple didn't cave in like they expected, they blustered a bit (more for show than any expectation it would work, I think), and then, "Oh, look! Someone else - not any 3 letter agency, I assure you - figured out how to do it without Apple! We withdraw our request!"

B said...

Link isn't to apple story....

ASM826 said...

B,

Link Fixed.

libertyman said...

So, how soon after Apple's demonstrated lack of cooperation does the IRS audit the company?