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Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options

By | Apple, Apple vs. FBI, encryption, FBI, Gadgets, Government, Mobile, privacy, Security, TC

The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s 2016 lawsuit attempting to force Apple to unlock an iPhone as part of a criminal investigation. While it stops short of saying the FBI was untruthful in its justification of going to court, the report is unsparing of the bureaucracy and clashing political motives that ultimately undermined that justification.

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