Apple blames FBI for iPhone snafu [telecom]

Another country heard from in the Apple vs. FBI fight: the Daily Mail has done a great job of setting out the sequence of events and the results. It turns out that the FBI asked for the password change which has caused all this trouble. - bh

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Apple's 'deeply offended' Tim Cook vows an all-out battle with the government over encryption as he reveals where the FBI went wrong when they tried to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

  • Apple CEO speaks at length on battle to stop FBI from getting court order forcing company to unlock San Bernardino terrorist's encrypted iPhones

  • He uses interview with Time magazine to reveal what Apple says are errors by FBI which could have avoided court battle

It began on December 2 last year when ISIS-inspired [alleged] terrorist Syed Farook massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California, and left behind an iPhone 5s which the FBI tried to access.

[Apple CEO] Cook claimed that the FBI committed a tactical error by resetting the password on the iPhone's iCloud account, which barred them from accessing it.

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