Tag Archives: Unlock

Mercedes still has to unlock potential of new car in F1 testing

Mercedes still has “hard work” to do to unlock the full potential of its updates before Formula 1’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, says Valtteri Bottas. The Brackley-based team has not had the perfect second week of running at Barcelona, with some of its developments not performing as expected, and Niki Lauda saying it needs a strong final day of pre-season ... Read More »

FBI Assures It Will Help Authorities Unlock Devices When Allowed by Law

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has assured law enforcement across the United States that it will help unlock mobile devices such as iPhones involved in investigations when it is allowed by law and policy. The FBI said in a letter to local authorities that it understands the challenges they face and that they lack necessary tools to monitor and investigate ... Read More »

US Attempt to Unlock iPhone Could Impact New York Case: Apple

Apple Inc said the US Justice Department’s new attempts to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters without the tech giant’s help could eliminate the government’s need for its assistance in a similar dispute in New York. The company’s position was laid out in a letter filed on Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist

If the FBI wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers. Apple employees are discussing what they will do if ordered to help law enforcement authorities. Some say they may balk at the work, while others may even quit their high-paying jobs rather than undermine the ... Read More »

Common Software Would Have Let FBI Unlock Shooter’s iPhone

The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California. If the technology, known as ... Read More »

US DoJ Calls Apple Refusal to Unlock iPhone a ‘Marketing Strategy’

The US Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple Inc to comply with a judge’s order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant’s refusal as a “marketing strategy.” In response, a senior Apple executive, speaking with reporters on condition of anonymity, characterized the Justice Department’s ... Read More »

The Centuries-Old Law US Wants to Use to Unlock a Terrorist’s iPhone

The US government and Apple are locked in a legal battle over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. But a new court order is throwing a law that dates to the days of the founding fathers into a high-tech debate over digital security. This week, a US magistrate judge in California ordered Apple to provide ... Read More »