Ever since a judge ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used by a terrorist the San Bernardino terror attack, scores of technology firms have been trying to beat the FBI to the punch, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prize for such an accomplishment would be a marketing bonanza and lucrative government contracts.
One company, Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization Ltd., based in Israel, a unit of Japan’s Sun Corp., demonstrates the possibility of gaining government work. The company is already working with the FBI on the San Bernardino iPhone. Cellebrite says on its website it can fetch data from an iPhone running iOS 8, which is an older version of the [...]