Texas gunman’s iPhone could reignite FBI-Apple feud over encryption

Apple is refuting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s account of the aftermath of the Texas gunman’s attack this past Sunday, saying it reached out to the bureau “immediately” to offer assistance in getting into the gunman’s iPhone and expedite its response to any legal process. The attack, which left 26 dead and many more injured, was committed by now-deceased Devin P. Kelley, who is confirmed to have been carrying an iPhone that may have crucial information about his activities in the lead up to the shooting. The FBI originally cast blame on Apple yesterday without mentioning the company by name, with FBI special agent Christopher Combs blaming industry standard encryption from preventing law enforcement from accessing the contents... Continue reading…

Apple 'did offer to help FBI with Texas shooter's iPhone'

Apple denied a claim made Tuesday by FBI's Christopher Combs that it won't help the FBI gain access to the church shooter's phone. It said it reached out and feds never asked for help. ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

FBI seeks to unlock Texas shooter's iPhone

Apple has offered its help in getting at any data held on the iPhone of Devin Kelley.

Thu 9 Nov 17 from BBC Technology

Apple Offered Help In Unlocking Texas Shooter's iPhone, But It May Now Be Too Late

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been unable to access data on a locked smartphone that belonged to Devin Patrick Kelly, the individual who opened fire in a church in Sutherland ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from HotHardware

Apple offered to help unlock Texas shooter's phone, but the FBI still hasn't asked for assistance

The 2016 San Bernardino iPhone controversy resulted in a very public feud between the FBI and Apple, and it looks as if the animosity from that incident still remains. Earlier this week, the ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Techspot

Apple offered to help FBI unlock Texas shooter's phone

FBI special agent Christopher Combs complained how the agency couldn't get into the Texas shooter's phone during a press conference. Turns out all they had to do was ask Apple ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Engadget

Apple says it offered to help FBI with Texas shooter's phone - CNET

The iPhone maker says it reached out to the bureau after learning of its difficulties accessing data on a smartphone.

Wed 8 Nov 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

FBI has Devin Kelley's cell phone. But it can't unlock it, obscuring clues to Texas shooter

The FBI has Devin Kelley’s cell phone and a search warrant allowing access but so far the agency has been been unable to unlock the phone.        

Wed 8 Nov 17 from USA today


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