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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:04 PM

FBI: We may not need Apple’s help with that iPhone, but we didn’t lie about it

Source: Washington Post

FBI: We may not need Apple’s help with that iPhone, but we didn’t lie about it

By Andrea Peterson March 24 at 1:36 PM

The government is pushing back against claims that it misled the public about needing Apple's help to break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters.

"We tried everything we could think of -- asked everybody we thought might be able to help inside and outside the government -- before bringing the litigation in San Bernardino," FBI Director James Comey said during a news conference Thursday.

He also wrote a letter Wednesday responding to a Wall Street Journal editorial criticizing the government's handling of the case. "You are simply wrong to assert that the FBI and the Justice Department lied about our ability to access the San Bernardino killer’s phone," Comey said.

Instead, the attention to the case had spurred "creative people around the world to see what they might be able to do" to help the agency get around the phone's security features, he wrote. "Lots of folks have come to us with potential ideas -- it looks like we now have one that may work out. We're optimistic and we'll see," Comey said during the news conference.

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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:05 PM

1. Creative sellouts is more like it. nt

 

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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:10 PM

2. Wow...that's what they're going with? Unbelievable!

Really...unbelievable.

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