DOJ Says It No Longer Needs Apple To Unlock IPhone In N.Y. Drug Trafficking Case

Mealey's (April 25, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT) -- BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Two weeks after stating that it intended to continue to pursue an order to compel Apple Inc. to help it gain access to a seized, locked iPhone, the U.S. government on April 22 filed a letter in New York federal court stating that it “no longer needs Apple’s assistance” because “an individual provided the [device’s] passcode” (In re Order Requiring Apple Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by This Court, No. 1:15-mc-01902, E.D. N.Y.).

(Letter available. Document #97-160428-040B.)...
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