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Apple has already contacted the FBI with help to access the Texas shooter's phone

betanews Thursday, 9 November 2017 ()
Following the shooting at the weekend in a Texan church, the FBI revealed that it was unable to access the encrypted phone belonging to the gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley. While the FBI said that it did not want to reveal any specific details of the phone, it was widely believed to be an iPhone -- and now Apple has revealed that it has already been in contact with the agency. The iPhone-maker says that it got in touch with the FBI "immediately" to offer help in accessing the gunman's phone. See also: FBI can't access data on Texas shooter's encrypted… [Continue Reading]
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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.

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