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New York judge blocks FBI demand for Apple help to unlock iPhone

     
11:31 am on Mar 1, 2016 (gmt 0)

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A New York magistrate has decided the All Writs Act isn't the right key to force the lock on a drug dealer's iPhone.

While the decision has no direct impact on the FBI-versus-Apple case in the San Bernardino investigation, it's being celebrated by some as at least representing judicial opinion that there are limits to government powers in cases regarding extraction of data from devices.

[theregister.co.uk...]

Wonder if the Left Coast will listen to the Right Coast decision....
5:52 am on Mar 3, 2016 (gmt 0)

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That goes along with the chilly reception the FBI got in Congress about the other unlocking case. Fortunately the viewpoint on this seems to cross party lines. Hopefully we can reach a reasonable consensus on this. However, I fear that appeals and other proceedings will last well into next year...
 

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