FBI director on iPhone privacy case: ‘Stop saying the world is ending’
On Sunday night, FBI Director Jim Comey issued new statement regarding the agency’s ongoing struggle with Apple to gain access to the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters
Comey denied that the issue is about setting a precedent for giving the agency widespread access to user data. Instead, he said, it’s about “a thorough and professional investigation under law” into the December shooting deaths of 14 people.
On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ruled that Apple should supply highly specialized software the FBI can load onto the phone to cripple a security encryption feature that erases data after too many unsuccessful unlocking attempts. Officials couldn’t access the phone used by gunman Syed Farook because they don’t know his passcode. Read more…