Apple vs. FBI

Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement’s favorite iPhone cracking method

A new version of iOS will block a controversial loophole that law enforcement agencies have leveraged in order to crack into locked iPhones. In an upcoming version of iOS (likely iOS 12), Apple will i

Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options

The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on the circumstances surrounding the FBI's 2016 lawsuit attempting to force Apple to unlock an iPhone as part of a criminal investigation. Whi

News orgs sue FBI for details on San Bernardino iPhone exploit

The Associated Press, Vice Media and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI today in an attempt to uncover information about how the law enforcement agency was able to unlock an iPhone

FBI to keep Apple guessing on San Bernardino iPhone hack

The FBI plans not to disclose to Apple the method it used to access an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooting suspect, or submit it for an internal government review, according to a Wall Str

Have we seen the last of the All Writs Act in the encryption fight?

A judge today officially put an end to the fight between the Justice Department and Apple over unlocking the iPhone of a New York man convicted of selling drugs. U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie d

Digital data and the fine line between you and your government

What if the government decided they wanted to see what your device could see and hear? Or gain real-time access to the easily digitized information that surrounds a growing crop of connected devices?

Apple and the FBI spar at Congressional hearing on encryption

The FBI’s legal battle with Apple over an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters was rehashed today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which heard testimony from law

Apple doesn’t consider government intrusion a primary iPhone security threat, yet

Despite Apple’s highly publicized sparring match with the FBI over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters, security engineers pushed back against the idea of App

Apple tells NY judge FBI has ‘utterly failed’ to prove it needs help unlocking iPhones

Apple has strong words for the Justice Department. The simple fact that the feds unlocked a phone without any help shows that they didn't need it in the first place, Apple asserts: "The government ha

Digital leadership takes center stage ahead of election

On February 16, Apple CEO Tim Cook published an online letter to customers explaining the recent back-and-forth between the FBI and Apple and reiterating Apple’s very clear stance on the issue. Like

San Bernardino iPhone was hacked using a zero-day exploit

When terrorists attacked and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, an iPhone 5c was recovered. The phone was said to contain pertinent information that the FBI really wanted their mitts on, and the Wash

Justice Department keeps pushing Apple to unlock iPhone in New York drug case

The fight between <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-fbi/">the government and Apple</a> is not over. While the most controversial case is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/03/28

FBI says method used to unlock iPhone doesn’t work with iPhone 5s or newer

Slowly but surely, the FBI is releasing information about the method it used to unlock Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Now that the Justice Department <a href="https://be

Sure, why not? FBI agrees to unlock iPhone for Arkansas prosecutor

The FBI, which just a few days ago was attempting to convince the country of its helplessness in the face of encrypted iPhones, has generously offered its assistance in unlocking an iPhone and iPod fo

ACLU map shows locations of 63 ongoing phone-unlocking cases

In case you thought the recently and abruptly terminated fracas in San Bernardino was an isolated incident, the ACLU has put together a handy map of cases around the country where the All Writs Act ha

Justice Department drops lawsuit against Apple as FBI has now unlocked Farook’s iPhone

The FBI has unlocked <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-fbi">Farook’s iPhone 5c</a> involved in the San Bernardino shooting using an alternative method that didn’t involve Apple. Gi

The FBI is working with Cellebrite to unlock San Bernardino iPhone, reports say

Israeli company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cellebrite.com">Cellebrite</a> has been appointed by the FBI to find an alternative way to unlock <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-

In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins

Government policy and technology usually coexist in harmony. But occasionally, they get into a brawl. When this happens, policy may win a battle or two, but, ultimately, technology always wins. It sim

FBI says it might not need Apple’s help unlocking that iPhone after all, asks to postpone hearing (UPDATE: Postponed!)

Just one day before the government was set to meet Apple in court to determine whether Apple could be forced to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook.. the government is say

Apple’s Tim Cook on iPhone unlocking case: “We will not shrink from this responsibility”

Tim Cook started Apple's press conference with a surprising statement. After announcing that there are now 1 billion active Apple devices, Apple's CEO then talked about the ongoing conflict with the F
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