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WPBF: Special Report: Can information be retrieved from Austin's cellphone?

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Originally published by ABC News affiliate WPBF 25 News. Teens missing at sea since July 24 TEQUESTA, Fla. —The iPhone at the center of a missing persons investigation is now in the hands of Apple. Tequesta teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen disappeared during a fishing trip nine months ago. Their boat was recovered off … Continue reading WPBF: Special Report: Can information be retrieved from Austin's cellphone?

CBS News: FBI paid more than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone "hack"

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Originally published by CBS News. FBI Director James Comey alluded to the fact the bureau paid more than $1 million for the method used to disable the security feature of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. At an Aspen Institute discussion in London, Comey said the FBI paid more money than he would make in the … Continue reading CBS News: FBI paid more than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone "hack"

The Wall Street Journal: Apple Fight Sets Off Race Among Hackers

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Original article published by The Wall Street Journal. By Robert McMillan Companies, freelance hackers are working furiously to find a way into terrorist’s iPhone In the days after a judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, Silicon Valley giants rallied around the company. In New York, a 21-person … Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: Apple Fight Sets Off Race Among Hackers

Re/code: How the FBI Might Be Hacking the San Bernardino iPhone Without Apple’s Help

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Originally published by Re/code. By Dawn Chmielewski Nature deplores a vacuum. So in the absence of any details about how the FBI plans to access the information locked on Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone without Apple’s help, forensic scientists have been filling the void with some well-informed speculation. Forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski (who’s known in the … Continue reading Re/code: How the FBI Might Be Hacking the San Bernardino iPhone Without Apple’s Help