The FBI has asked Magistrate Sheri Pym to postpone a court hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, on the her order that Apple assist the FBI in disabling the “10-wrong-tries-and-phone-is-erased” feature of the San Bernadino terrorist’s iPhone in FBI possession.
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Could both of the magistrate judge rulings in the dueling Apple-FBI disputes in Brooklyn and San Bernardino to date be wrong? We believe that the answer is "yes," and explain why the best reading of the All Writs Act compels that counterintuitive result.
Apple has filed its reply to the government's opposition to Apple's motion to vacate an order compelling the technology company to assist the FBI in unlocking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
The Steptoe panel discusses Apple's brief against providing additional assistance to the FBI, the California AG's breach report, DHS's guidelines for information sharing, and more.
"[A]n extraordinary access requirement is likely to have a negative impact on technological development, the United States’ international standing, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy and will have adverse long-term effects on the security, privacy, and civil liberties of citizens."
The second in a series of primers for those who are interested in the continuing fallout from Apple’s decision to resist government requests for technical assistance in overcoming passcode protections on iPhones.
Apple's "Message to Our Customers" leaves out a few minor details—like what's actually being asked and those areas where reaonable minds may disagree.
In a recent February 25 hearing of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, FBI Director Comey said two things.
At 36:45 in the CSPAN video, he says that
Representative Michael McCaul and Senator Mark Warner call for the creation of a national commission on technology and security, after which, Chris Inglis, Jim Lewis, Susan Hennessey, and Michael German discuss the merits of the proposal and how it can be more than just another Washington commission.
Do you need to get up to speed on the latest developments in the Apple vs FBI iPhone dispute, but either lack the time to read the brief Apple filed yesterday or the context to decode it? I’m here to help, in FAQ format.