DoJ withdraws case against Apple over access to iPhone

Tuesday 29 March 2016 | 09:01 CET | News
The US Department of Justice, with the help of a third party, has successfully accessed data on a phone used by a terrorist in December's attack in California, it revealed in a court filing. As a result, it said it no longer needs Apple's assistance in unlocking the iPhone 5C and it has asked the California federal court to vacate the order compelling Apple to assist in the case, Cnet reprots. This ends the legal battle between Apple and the FBI in this particular case, but Apple still faces other suits in the US from law enforcement officials wanting phone unlocked. The government's success

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Companies: Apple
Countries: United States
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