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FBI Vacates Apple Court Date, Says They May Be Able to Crack Terrorist's Phone

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 4:55:09 pm

After threatening and trying to strongarm Apple into writing special code that would let them unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, today the FBI suddenly announced they may be able to unlock it without Apple's help.

The FBI says that on Sunday, an "outside party" demonstrated to the FBI a "possible method for unlocking" Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone.

The court filing adds, "Testing is required to determine whether this is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook's iPhone. If the method is viable, it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc."

The court date set for tomorrow has now been vacated.

This is an interesting development; I'm not sure it's good news that the FBI may be able to crack Apple's security technology.