Feds demand Apple'south assistance in unlocking Brooklyn drug dealer'south iPhone

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Source:   —  April 08, 2016, at 10:19 PM

The FBI was able to access the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist -- but the law enforcement still needs assistance cracking other iPhones in its possession.

Feds demand Apple'south assistance in unlocking Brooklyn drug dealer'south iPhone

The FBI was able to access the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist -- but the law enforcement still needs assistance cracking other iPhones in its possession.

On Friday, the Dept of Justice said it'll hold demanding Apple'south assistance in unlocking a Brooklyn drug dealer'south iPhone -- a continuation in an epic valid battle.

The current fight is being waged in a NY City case involving the iPhone 5C of a methamphetamine dealer, Jun Feng. He got arrested and slice a deal with prosecutors, and the Drug Enforcement Administration got a look for warrant to see through Feng'south phone for clues about fellow drug dealers and customers.

The DEA wants Apple'south help. Apple has pushed back. A federal magistrate judge sided with Apple in a lengthy decision that questioned the government'south authority to force Apple to help. The case has jumped up a level and is presently with U. S. District Judge Margo K. Brodie.

In a valid filing Friday, federal prosecutor Robert Capers said the DEA can't unlock a drug dealer'south iPhone using the same method the FBI did to hack into the San Bernardino shooter'south iPhone.

If that hacking method worked on all iPhones, federal law enforcement wouldn't necessity Apple'south help. But the DOJ made clear that'south not the case.

The drug dealer had an iPhone 5C running iOS seven software, while the San Bernardino shooter was using an iPhone 5C running iOS nine, a later version of Apple'south operating system.

"The government continues to require Apple'south assistance in accessing the data that it's authorized to look for by warrant," wrote Capers.

In Ct documents so far, Apple has indicated it intends to fight law enforcement'south attempts to force the company to act.

Apple (AAPL, Tech30) didn't immediately return calls for comment.

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