The Associated Press, Gannett, and VICE Media are suing the FBI to know more details about the agency’s hack of the San Bernadino killer’s iPhone.
Although he deemed Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email servers while serving as secretary of state, FBI director James Comey said that he would not be recommending criminal charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
In a public conference held in front of the watching world, FBI director James Comey raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s judgement, implied that “hostile actors” had gained access to her email account and even stated that she was “extremely careless” in her use of a private email address and server.
Still, Comey did not recommend any criminal charges against Clinton, who is almost certainly the democratic nominee for the [...]
The iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters has been at the center of stand-off between the FBI and Apple in recent times. While Apple stuck to its no-backdoor policy, the FBI eventually recruited the help of grey-hat hackers to crack the iPhone. The cost for such a hack-job? Over $1.3 million. The highest ever publicly known fee for a hack.
In numbers researched by Reuters, it can now be confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid over $1.3 million to hackers in order to unlock the iPhone without triggering its auto-wipe security feature.
At a recent security forum in London, a moderator addressing Comey directly asked the director how much [...]
Apple Inc. has asked a federal judge to reject the U.S. Justice Department’s recent order to require it to help unlock an iPhone used in a New York drug case, according to Nasdaq. Apple is also trying to get the government to provide information about its phone hacking activities.
Apple has been fighting the Justice Department on the question of forcing the company to help investigators unlock iPhones. The government dropped one case last month after an unnamed third party provided a new way to unlock a phone. The FBI claimed the technique used in that case works only on limited iPhones.Legal Wrangling Continues
Federal prosecutors want Apple to help retrieve data from [...]