The FBI was successful in jailbreaking, uh, I mean, cracking that iPhone 5c they have…
Before I get into it, let me say, this is (probably) the best possible outcome of this whole crazy mess.
Early Monday evening, Chicago Time, the Department of Justice announced that its efforts to crack the iPhone 5c used by Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Milik. I’ve tried my best to cover this story while it has been going on. Just to recap:
It’s not been exactly our best moments… with grandstanding and posturing on both sides. However, with the phone cracked and the data “safely” in the hands of the FBI, the DoJ has moved to vacate its court order compelling Apple to provide aid in giving them access to the phone in their ongoing investigation. Now that they’ve got a way in, they don’t need Apple to build them that back door.
Melanie Newman, a DoJ spokesman, provided the following statement via Twitter on their plans: