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FBI breaks into San Bernardino Muslim Terrorist’s iPhone, ending court case

WASHINGTON — The FBI says it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple’s help to break into an iPhone linked to the gunman in a California mass shooting.

  • pdxnag

    Never mind, we found nothing useful on the iPhone anyway.

    • I suspect they always knew how to break in, this seemed like “theatre”.

      • We ran an article last week showing that the DOJ had been spoiling for a fight with Apple since IOS 8 shut down some access points they previously used to collect evidence.

        • FactsWillOut

          Just goes to show who the real enemy is.
          Islam is simply the pretext.

          • Will Quest

            F-ing apple has gone full Halal !

  • Clinton

    A couple weeks ago Edward Snowden, who knows a thing or two about
    government surveillance capabilities, stated that it was “bullsh!t” for the
    FBI to say that it couldn’t crack the phone without Apple’s assistance.
    This bit of kabuki theatre was likely an attempt to change Apple’s policies
    to make them more … “surveillance-friendly”.

    • Everybody’s policies, with Apple as the precedent.

    • El Martyachi

      And Apple virtue-signalling their security + privacy street cred.. it’s a new look for them, and not an overly convincing one.

      • Clinton

        Exactly right. So much kabuki theatre and posturing.

  • BeukendaalMason

    Honestly I am kind of disappointed by this. Why? Because now the Government has a means to access any Iphone without the use of a warrant (they have it themselves without having to go through Apple). If Apple had cooperated they could have set it up that the Government would be required to use a warrant each time they wanted to access a phone, and if done right would have to either be open or secret but only with adequate reason. Now they have it and can “spread it around” as they wish.

    • FactsWillOut

      There is no such thing as a warrant to compel a company to engage in a software engineering project.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I don’t have a cellphone.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I have a cellphone. My wife has my cell number. And that’s it!

      • Clausewitz

        Same here. If it’s important, people know how to get in touch with me. Cell phone’s just give access to the drivel that is today’s modern society.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Compliments of an Israeli tech firm.

  • FactsWillOut

    So, it was all lawfare by the DOJ.

  • Millie_Woods

    So now the government can break into my phone and find out how many times I’m told to bring home bread and milk, how often I’m asked if I’m watching the game and how many cruises I’ve won.

    • FactsWillOut

      …and find out all of your seditious, extreme right friends.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        All of my seditious right wing friends are right here and I have no problem with that since I have no expectation of privacy.
        Oh, and I love you guys.

      • Millie_Woods

        Heh! I would never intentionally compromise my extreme right friends.

        • Justin St.Denis

          I foresee a day when having an extreme right friend or two will be very fashionable, maybe even “cutting edge”.

          We’re just ahead of the curve here.

          • Exile1981

            In line at a home improvement store today and the “couple” ahead of me demanded to see the manager and then they demanded to be given a discount of 20% for the maybe $100-200 worth of stuff on their cart. The husband was making the demands but the wife was translating between him and the manager. I assume it was a wife it was hard to tell given the black trash bag she was hiding in. I didn’t bother to find out how it went; instead I went to the till at the far end from them.. mostly out of concern that a lack of 20% would result in sudden jihadi syndrome.

            Anyone else noticing an increase in “religion of peace” members demanding discounts?

          • El Martyachi

            This is more of an old-world-bazaar than specifically muzz thing. Have seen it .. kinda get a chuckle out of it too. That’s where the learning .. or rather unlearning happens.

          • Millie_Woods

            Ya, I overheard one demanding a 50% discount at the crematorium because her husband was already half burned in a bomb-making accident.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Good one.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            No, but if I was that manager I’d tell them to get the fuck out of my store.

          • Exile1981

            Its been months since i’ve been in Calgary and the number of young men with the jihadi beard driving like idiots is way up.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I just stopped by the beerstore on the way home from work and there were three ‘asians’ ahead of me trying to haggle with the clerk over how much their deposit bottles were worth.
            They left with a six pack between the three of them.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            We’re like the new gays.

          • May it be so. Right is right.

          • Will Quest

            Right-thinking will save western civilization !

  • WalterBannon

    The mysterious technique probably involved hacking the apple corporate R&D servers and stealing their technology…

  • marty_p

    Notice the MSM did their utmost to avoid detailing that the country of origin for the software that was used to hack the phone was Israel. Instead they mentioned that it was an “un-named company”.