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Technology FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones of suspected Navy base shooter, report says

16:20  07 january  2020
16:20  07 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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The FBI has reportedly asked Apple to help unlock two iPhones that may have belonged to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the suspected gunman in "When the FBI requested information from us relating to this case a month ago, we gave them all of the data in our possession," Apple said in a

The Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) wanted Apple to create and electronically sign new software that After the shooter 's phone had been recovered, the FBI asked San Bernardino County, the owner of Edward Snowden said that the FBI already has the technical means to unlock Apple 's devices and said ^ " FBI says it has cracked terrorist's iPhone without Apple 's help ". CNN Money.

The FBI has reportedly asked Apple to help unlock two iPhones that may have belonged to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the suspected gunman in a shooting at a Florida Navy base last month that left three people dead. In a letter sent Monday to Apple's general counsel, the FBI said it has court permission to search the phones but investigators have so far been unable to guess the passcodes, according to NBC News. Both iPhones are reportedly passcode protected.

CEO Tim Cook has championed strong encryption and Apple's efforts to protect customer data. CNET© Provided by CNET CEO Tim Cook has championed strong encryption and Apple's efforts to protect customer data. CNET CEO Tim Cook has championed strong encryption and Apple's efforts to protect customer data. © CNET

CEO Tim Cook has championed strong encryption and Apple's efforts to protect customer data.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment but told NBC News it works cooperatively with law enforcement.

"When the FBI requested information from us relating to this case a month ago, we gave them all of the data in our possession," Apple said in a statement to NBC News.

The FBI declined to comment.

Trump Calls For Apple to Unlock iPhones of Florida Terrorist .
U.S. President Donald Trump called for Apple Inc. to “step up to the plate” and suggested the company unlock iPhones used by the gunman behind the Dec. 6 terrorist attack on a Florida Navy base. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump said the U.S. government helps Apple on trade and other issues, so in return, the Cupertino, California-based technology giant should unlock phones used by “criminal elements.”© Bloomberg President Trump Participates In American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting Tim Cook, left, speaks with Donald Trump at the White House on March 6, 2019.

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