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Technology Trump Calls For Apple to Unlock iPhones of Florida Terrorist

03:50  15 january  2020
03:50  15 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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U.S. President Donald Trump called for Apple Inc. to “step up to the plate” and suggested the company unlock iPhones used by the terrorist Apple has refused to build a backdoor to unlock an iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 belonging to the Florida shooter, but it has said it has provided the

United States President Donald Trump this afternoon weighed in on a disagreement between Apple and the FBI, calling on Apple to "step up to the We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other

(Bloomberg) -- 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.”

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Tim Cook, left, speaks with Donald Trump at the White House on March 6, 2019.

Trump and Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook have cultivated a unique working relationship, and these ties likely contributed to Trump negotiating a trade deal with China that will potentially save Apple billions of dollars.

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President Trump joined Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday, slamming Apple Inc. for refusing to extract data from two iPhones that belonged to the Saudi "We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers

Apple referred to comments it made on Monday. Apple Says It’s Helping FBI Investigate Florida Terrorist Attack. Still, new vulnerabilities and exploits are The FBI would likely also need other tools to unlock the iPhones , such as Grayshift’s GrayKey or Cellebrite Premium, a special on-premise

Still, U.S. government officials, including Trump’s Attorney General William Barr, have complained that Apple isn’t doing enough to help unlock the iPhones of the Florida attacker.

Apple in New Clash With U.S. Over Access to IPhones

Apple rejected the assertion that it hasn’t helped, saying that it provided “gigabytes” of data from to cloud backups of the devices.

Apple didn’t directly address the government’s request for it to unlock the devices, but is refusing to build special tools to give investigators access to locked iPhones.

Apple Says It’s Helping FBI Investigate Florida Terrorist Attack

However, the government doesn’t need Apple to break into and analyze the attacker’s handsets and can instead use third-party tools, Bloomberg News reported earlier Tuesday, citing security experts. One tool to simplify this process was updated on Tuesday.

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

  FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones of suspected Navy base shooter, report says The iPhone maker has battled previously with the FBI over unlocking devices.CEO Tim Cook has championed strong encryption and Apple's efforts to protect customer data.

President of the United States , Donald Trump , has joined the chorus of administration figures calling on Apple to unlock the phone of a gunman accused of shooting three Navy personnel at a base in Florida last month. "We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and

US President Donald Trump (r) and Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility where "We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and

IPhone Hacking Firm Updates Tool in Midst of Apple-FBI Spat

Trump’s tweet is an escalation of a long-running public spat between Apple and the FBI over device security and data encryption.

In 2016, the FBI asked Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging to a shooter behind the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Apple refused, and CEO Cook said building a backdoor into the devices was the “software equivalent of cancer.”

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iPhone Hacking Firm Updates Tool in Midst of Apple-FBI Spat .
Digital forensics firm Cellebrite released a new tool that could be used to access data on the iPhones at the heart of the latest spat between Apple Inc. and the FBI. © Bloomberg A customer holds an Apple Inc. iPhone 11 Pro smartphone inside the Regent Street Apple store during a product launch event in London, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Apple's new iPhones with camera enhancements and improved battery life go on sale today. The company pushed out an update to its UFED Physical Analyzer software that helps law enforcement agencies and other customers extract and analyze information on some iPhones.

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