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Department of Justice calls off New York iPhone unlock case

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Department of Justice calls off New York iPhone unlock case

The FBI is finishing its pursuit to gain Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone serious about a Brooklyn drug case. As reported via The San Francisco Chronicle, the Department of Justice lately despatched a letter to the New York district pass judgement on presiding over the case, noting that an unnamed person had come ahead with the iPhone's passcode.

From the letter:

The day before today night, a person supplied the passcode to the iPhone at factor on this case. Past due final night time, the federal government used that passcode via hand and won get entry to to the iPhone. Accordingly, the federal government now not wishes Apple's help to unlock the iPhone, and withdraws its software.

The transfer comes two weeks after the federal government elected to attraction a district pass judgement on's unique ruling within the case, which held that Apple used to be now not required to lend a hand in getting access to the iPhone beneath the All Writs Act. The federal government lately additionally dropped a identical, high-profile case in San Bernardino, California after it secured get right of entry to to the iPhone on the middle of that case with the lend a hand of an out of doors birthday party.

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