TECHNOLOGY: FBI CANNOT FORCE APPLE TO UNLOCK iPHONES…
A federal judge on Monday rejected an FBI request to order Apple to open the iPhone of a drug dealer in a major setback to the US government’s increasingly heated efforts to force the company to help unlock an iPhone used by a San Bernardino terrorist.
The ruling late on Monday by magistrate judge James Orenstein rejected the US Justice Department’s attempt to gain access to the iPhone of accused crystal meth dealer Jun Feng, whose case is ongoing, though Feng has pleaded guilty. He will be sentenced in April.
The ruling comes just hours before Apple and justice department officials are set to clash over a court ruling calling on Apple to weaken the password protection of an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino killer Syed Farook.
Apple believes weakening the security feature of the phone would allow the FBI to have access to all other iphones… Thereby, allowing the FBI access to personal information of apple device users all across the world… If i’m to speak on this issue…i’d say hell NO!!!! I dont want the FBI reading and watching ma every move…i shuld be entitled to my own privacy! Giztzzz… mAdE t.V!