Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday April 17, 2016

Apple Rejects Request To Hack NY Drug Dealer's iPhone

The apparently never-ending struggle between Apple and the government continues with this case out of New York.

"The government has utterly failed to satisfy its burden to demonstrate that Apple’s assistance in this case is necessary," Apple said in the 45-page filing. "The government has made no showing that it has exhausted alternative means for extracting data from the iPhone at issue here." The filing is the latest development in an escalating and closely-watched personal privacy vs. law enforcement security legal struggle that pits federal investigators against tech firms and cyber providers. The New York drug case could set a legal precedent for other cases that law enforcement officials are pursuing against Apple and other tech providers over encryption in widely used electronic devices.