Apple vs. FBI
Manhattan District Attorney Wants To Put An End To Apple’s Default Encryption
Law enforcement officials continue to push for a new law that would ban secure communications in the interest of national security.
After Two Abandoned iPhone Cases, FBI's Next Encryption Battle Unclear
Now that the government has scrapped two controversial cases against Apple, will it continue to use the courts to win the battle over encryption?
FBI Will Not Reveal The San Bernardino iPhone Hack
Federal investigators say they know so little about the method used to crack the device, they won't submit it to the government's internal review process for disclosing cyber vulnerabilities in the public interest.
FBI Paid At Least $1.4 Million For San Bernardino iPhone Hack
FBI Director James Comey insists that the hefty — but still ambiguous — fee was worth it, but he doesn’t see hacking as a solution to law enforcement’s encryption challenge.
Silicon Valley To Feinstein: Your "Well Intentioned" Encryption Bill Is "Unworkable"
A coalition representing Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter is lobbying to defeat legislation that would force tech companies to weaken or alter the digital security of their products.
Apple Hasn't Decided What To Do About iCloud Encryption — Yet
The company's top lawyer says Apple has not moved to bring iPhone-level encryption to its iCloud remote storage service. He also dismisses claims that Apple has secretly cooperated with the Chinese government.
FBI Tells Congress It Needs Hackers To Keep Up With Tech Company Encryption
A high ranking FBI official tells Congress that developing solutions to penetrate encrypted devices is too costly and sometimes requires expertise that the FBI does not have.
Apple Challenges Government Demand To Crack Drug Dealer’s iPhone In New York
The next high-profile legal battle between Apple and the Justice Department is heating up, this time in Brooklyn.
The Method Bought By The FBI To Unlock San Bernardino iPhone Doesn't Work On Other Models
“We have a tool that works on a narrow slice of phones,” FBI Director James Comey said, which may impact how the Justice Department approaches a pending New York case against Apple, and the larger encryption battle.
San Bernardino iPhone Could Play Key Role In New York Encryption Case
Will the secret method used by the FBI to gain access to a terrorist's iPhone in San Bernardino work on another confiscated iPhone used in a Brooklyn drug conspiracy?
FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock Phones
A law enforcement official told BuzzFeed News the FBI sent the advisory to local authorities on Friday in order to provide them with "technical assistance."
Experts Question The FBI’s Thinking In Keeping iPhone Hack A Secret
Will the government follow through with its own review process and disclose the hack it used to access the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter?
FBI Accessed San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Without Apple, Drops Litigation
The government says it is reviewing data recovered from the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, and will drop its case against Apple. "This case should never have been brought," Apple said.
FBI Still Locked Out Of San Bernardino iPhone Despite Surprise Offer From Outside Party
After a mysterious third party approached the FBI with a method to gain access to the device, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey said they still are not sure the exploit will work.
Questions Hang Over FBI After Apple Showdown Fizzles
The Department of Justice's sudden and unexpected postponement of its courtroom battle with Apple is raising questions about the FBI's handling of the San Bernardino iPhone case.
The Name Of Whoever Is Helping The Government Hack Into An iPhone Is A Mystery
Cybersecurity experts think they know how the FBI plans to unlock the phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. What they aren't sure about is why it took the FBI this long to find an outside party to help.
At iPhone Launch, Apple Says It Will Not Shrink From FBI Fight
Apple CEO Tim Cook: “We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data and over our privacy.”
At The #AppleVsFBI Hearing, Both Sides Can Cross Examine Witnesses
After being asked by the Justice Department to allow more evidence to be presented, Judge Sheri Pym will allow both the government and Apple to question each other’s expert witnesses under oath.
10 Revelations From Tim Cook’s Big #AppleVsFBI Interview
In an interview with Time, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the company's stance in a high-stakes battle against the FBI and the Department of Justice over an encrypted iPhone.
Apple Spars With DOJ Over China Allegations In iPhone Battle
In its latest legal filing in the San Bernardino iPhone case, Apple disputed the Justice Department’s claim that it has acquiesced to the demands of the Chinese government.
Apple Says Government Is Using Law As An "All-Powerful Magic Wand"
Apple on Tuesday once again urged a court to reject an order that it help federal investigators hack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
Apple Blasts Latest DOJ Filing As “Cheap Shot” And “Smear Campaign"
The company responds to new DOJ claims that a terrorist’s iPhone could not have been backed up, despite the FBI’s reset “mistake.”
Famous For Its Marketing Prowess, Apple Must Now Educate On Encryption
As Apple battles the FBI in court, the iPhone maker hopes to win over public opinion as well, educating consumers about the benefits of encryption and the complexity of global digital security.
Justice Department Asks Judge To Reconsider New York iPhone Case
Government lawyers are appealing a court ruling that found it could not force Apple to pull data from an iPhone in a New York drug case. Apple says the government's logic "would start us down a slippery slope that threatens everyone’s safety and privacy.”
Snapchat, Google, Facebook, And Microsoft Come To Apple’s Defense
Silicon Valley heavyweights have rallied to Apple’s side, railing against the government’s case in San Bernardino. But a national coalition of sheriffs and prosecutors has filed their own brief discrediting Apple's arguments and backing the FBI.
Families Of San Bernardino Attack Victims Side With Government In Apple Encryption Fight
A lawyer representing some of the victims' families filed a friend of the court brief Thursday, siding with the Justice Department in the battle over a locked iPhone.
Twitter, Airbnb, Reddit, And LinkedIn Back Apple In Court Fight
Sixteen Silicon Valley heavyweights signed onto an amicus brief in support of Apple, calling the U.S. government's demands unbounded “by any legal limits.”
Cryptologists And Computer Science Experts Rally Around Apple
A court order requiring Apple to help the FBI unlock one of the San Bernardino shooters' iPhones represents a grave security risk, a group of renowned technology experts argued in an amicus brief released Thursday
U.N. Free Speech Watchdog Will Back Apple In Court
“Encryption allows for zones of privacy that enable all sorts of expression," the U.N. special rapporteur for freedom of expression writes in an amicus brief obtained by BuzzFeed News.
FBI Director Admits Password Mistake, But Insists Apple Should Comply
For the first time, Director James Comey acknowledged investigators made a mistake by resetting the Apple ID of one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
San Bernardino Survivor's Husband To Judge: Terrorist iPhone “Unlikely” To Hold Valuable Information
"This was a work phone. My wife also had an iPhone issued by the County and she did not use it for any personal communication," Salihin Kondoker wrote in a friend-of-the-court brief in Apple's legal dispute with the FBI.
Federal Judge In New York Sides With Apple Over Feds On Encryption
The government’s request to force Apple to extract data from an encrypted iPhone was denied, which the company says strengthens its case in San Bernardino.
Apple Will Ask Congress To Step Into Fight Over Encryption
In testimony before lawmakers on Capitol Hill tomorrow, an Apple executive will say that the questions over encryption should be answered by Congress, not the courts.
Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Box To Support Apple In Court
A growing list of tech giants is vowing to file friend-of-the court briefs, defending Apple's position that the company should not be forced to hack into a confiscated iPhone.
Apple Asks Judge To Remove Order To Help Crack Terrorist's iPhone
"This is not a case about one isolated iPhone."
FBI Director Says Battle With Apple Could Set Legal Precedent
The FBI wants Apple to help it unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Lawmakers In Congress Introduce Bill To Create Special Commission On Encryption
As Apple and the FBI battle in a high-stakes court case over privacy and the reach of law enforcement, two members of Congress say it's urgent to fast-track ... a year-long discussion on encryption.
DOJ Wants Apple To Extract Data From 12 Other iPhones
As the FBI and Apple clash over unlocking one encrypted iPhone in San Bernardino, a new document reveals government plans to extract information from iOS devices in 12 other active cases in the U.S.
Tim Cook Asks FBI To Withdraw Order To Hack Terrorist's iPhone
In an all-hands memo to Apple employees and a public Q&A, Tim Cook asked the Justice Department to withdraw a court order that would force Apple to unlock the San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone, saying the company has already done everything within its power and the law to help in the case.
Apple Helped The Government Extract Data Before. Here’s Why Things Are Different Now
The government says Apple has helped it extract data from iPhones roughly 70 times in the past, but Apple has never done what a court is ordering it do now: create software to crack its own security features for the FBI. An FBiOS, if you will.
FBI Admits It Urged Change Of Apple ID Password For Terrorist's iPhone
Apple executives face a court order to help create what the company calls a "backdoor" to the phone. [Update: San Bernardino County officials said the FBI had requested the Apple ID password reset of Syed Farook’s phone, which the FBI acknowledged Saturday night.]
Clinton And Sanders Equivocate On Encryption Battle Between Apple And FBI
“I am not a tech expert," Clinton says.
Coalition Of Tech Giants Say They Shouldn't Have To Build Backdoors For Government
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and other companies are part of the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, which issued the statement.
The Fight Between The FBI And Apple Is About Setting Precedent, Not Breaking Tech
Former intelligence officers say technology exists that may let the FBI hack into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters, without compelling Apple to help.
FBI Clash Could Cause Apple To Lose Customers, Says Former Homeland Security Secretary
"It's a mistake to believe that there's a high degree of trust in Silicon Valley," says former DHS boss Michael Chertoff.
Encryption Legislation Looms Over Washington After Apple Court Order
“Apple chose to protect a dead ISIS terrorist's privacy over the security of the American people," Sen. Tom Cotton says, while Sen. Dianne Feinstein vows to introduce a bill to force Apple to comply with a court order giving the FBI access to the San Bernardino shooters' phone.
Apple’s FBI Privacy Fight Is A Battle For Our Trust
Now, more than ever, privacy is Apple’s most important product.
Apple Says It Will Fight Order To Break Encryption On San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
A U.S. magistrate on Tuesday ordered Apple to assist federal investigators with unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers.