Apple Offered To Help FBI Unlock Texas Shooter's Phone, Report Says
Thursday, 9 November 2017 () Apple has surprisingly offered to provide assistance to the FBI to unlock the Texas shooter’s phone after special agent Christopher Combs complained the agency couldn’t access it, Engadget reported. In a statement, the tech titan released to the media, it said it “immediately reached out to the FBI after learning from the Tuesday news conference investigators were trying to access a mobile phone,” the report said. Apple offered assistance and even promised to "expedite [its] response to any legal process,” the report said. The tech giant said it "work[s] with law enforcement every day" and "offer[s] training to thousands of agents so they understand [its] devices and how they can quickly...
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman’s iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.
The inability of law enforcement agencies to access encrypted data stored on smartphones is a relatively new one, but it's one that really came into the... betanews - TechnologyAlso reported by •NPR •Seattle Times •FOXNews.com