After Syed Farook alongside his wife had steered the US national security agency FBI and the tech firm Apple inc concerning the San Bernardino shooting, the case with the iPhone 5C used by the culprit is said to have been hacked without Apple’s help. The case likely sees its end today as the FBI revealed how it managed to break in to the phone without any assistance from Apple. Although details of how exactly it achieved this remain unclear, The Federal Bureau is still strict with its national security task.
“It remains a priority for the government to ensure that law enforcement can obtain crucial digital information to protect national security and public safety,” said the Department of Justice in a statement, “either with cooperation from relevant parties or through the court system.”
Apple didn’t shut their own mouth but replied too – This is being rewritten below.
From the beginning, we objected to the FBI’s demand that Apple build a backdoor into the iPhone because we believed it was wrong and would set a dangerous precedent. As a result of the government’s dismissal, neither of these occurred. This case should never have been brought.
We will continue to help law enforcement with their investigations, as we have done all along, and we will continue to increase the security of our products as the threats and attacks on our data become more frequent and more sophisticated.
Apple believes deeply that people in the United States and around the world deserve data protection, security and privacy. Sacrificing one for the other only puts people and countries at greater risk.
This case raised issues which deserve a national conversation about our civil liberties, and our collective security and privacy. Apple remains committed to participating in that discussion.