Apple Denies Request To Unlock iPhone… AGAIN

Apple Denies Request To Unlock iPhone… AGAIN

Apple has denied a request from the US Attorney General to unlock an seized iPhone. The phone belonged to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who is accused of killing 3 people on US Navy base in Florida. While the Attorney General is promoting a narrative that Apple is undermining the work of law enforcement, Apple maintains they are cooperating. The company released a public statement detailing the requests they’ve received and their responsiveness to those requests. So far the company has provided several GBs of data for investigators to use in the ongoing investigation. They will not, however, agree to break the device’s encryption.

If this seems somewhat deja vu, it’s because it is. Most of us remember back in 2016 when Apple went head to head with the FBI over a similar situation. In the end, the FBI gained access to the data without Apple’s help, but the majority of the Tech world took the iPhone maker’s side. Apple took the same stance then, that they are taking now. They are fulling willing to provide whatever data they can to law enforcement, but they will not compromise the inherent security of the device.

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