FBI: Farook's phone turns up important data to help the investigation
posted by Alan F. / Apr 19, 2016, 8:08 PM
Information found on the phone, which was unlocked without Apple's help by hackers at the request of the FBI, allowed the government to lessen their concern about 18 unaccounted minutes for Farook and his wife covering the date that they killed 14 inside a San Bernardino office building. Law enforcement officials thought that Farook could have used the missing time to meet up with co-conspirators, but that possibility has been eliminated thanks to information taken from the phone.
Despite an earlier report that claimed opening the iPhone 5c yielded no useful information, FBI investigators have now confirmed that there was data on the phone that they did not previously have. The government continues to analyze this content, looking for new evidence and leads. Apple had previously claimed that there was little reason for the FBI to unlock the phone since the agency had already obtained data from the iCloud account linked to the iPhone 5c, and from other sources that were not connected to the handset. But today, the FBI stated that it did need to break into the phone even if it was just to rule out several questions and theories that it had about the attack.
So basically, they didn't find anything they didn't already know. And their suspicions were proved wrong. That's certainly a lot of important data.
posted on Apr 19, 2016, 9:02 PM 12
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Peace of mind? Alot can happen in a minute let alone 18 lol
posted on Apr 19, 2016, 9:04 PM 6
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Trampled every right to privacy and wasted millions of dollars? They had a valid court order and was there any doubt in your mind that Farook didn't commit those crimes? Whether they found or didn't find any leads, it's actually irrelevant. What is more important is that they were able to confirm all possible theories to make sure their investigation is thorough This is before we get into the detail that it wasn't a personal iphone and issue by an employer who gave FBI permission to break into it Next thing you know we're going to have people crying about search warrants and how it violates personal privacy
posted on Apr 20, 2016, 6:18 AM 1
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Establishing a complete timeline? Which is as easily important in an investigation as M.O. and evidence itself? Egads man! I hope you have nothing to do with any sort of investigative, reporting, or research fields... Hell, a timeline is fundamental for any kind of problem solving and planning. Even when it proves a theory wrong it's important because it means they can stop wasting resources on a dead end and focus on another avenue.
posted on Apr 20, 2016, 1:01 AM 1
Government saving face at its best!!!
posted on Apr 19, 2016, 9:27 PM 11
just like apple we have a safe phone yet in less then what was it 18 mins phone was tagged and unlocked and hacked by a company that does it every day
posted on Apr 19, 2016, 10:46 PM 4
They probably spent years trying to figure out how to brake into ios device... Dont be naive - they didnt just picked up an iphone and just cracked it out of the blue... They know of a vulnerability that probably took thousands of hours to figure out by multiple sources - and only then offered to crack it... Either way, if it takes so much resources to crack my iPhone - I'm pretty safe... carry on...
posted on Apr 19, 2016, 11:57 PM 3
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http://www.idropnews.com/san-bernardino-shooters-hacked-iphone-5c-appears-to-be-useless-to-fbi/ WTF? So everybody has a different opinions n whether the data was useful?
posted on Apr 20, 2016, 2:19 AM 0
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