Three days after San Bernardino attack, Apple delivered parcels of information to the feds

While many are taking shots at Apple for not helping the government investigate the San Bernardino terrorist attack by unlocking Syed Farook's Apple iPhone 5c, the truth might actually be a lot different. Based on a court filing by an Apple attorney, the company delivered "two parcels" of information related to subscriber data just three days after the attack. Most believe that this was iCloud information related to three different subscribers and nine different accounts...
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78 Comments

60. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Now this is absolutely true. You said the words of my heart

67. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

icloud hacking was on the same level as the 5million google accounts that got breached during the same time.

79. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Such conspiracy, but I kind of feel this cannot be fully invalidated either.

20. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Who cares. They only interested in thugs & criminals or terrorists. I have nothing to hide.

49. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Neither do I. So that means the people who are supporting Apple, even knowingly that Apple has links with terrorism, the deniers are with Apple. Surely they have something to hide.?

31. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

"..The government, and GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, say that Apple is more concerned with its business than the possibility that future terror attacks could be thwarted with the information that Apple won't help the government discover." this is so wrong, this is not even about business anymore, if that customized iOS leaked to bigger terrorists, what do you think would be at stake? it's as simple as that.

33. Talhamid

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

Yeah - Apple is right when it hands over user info to the govt while publicly denying that. Because it is Apple. Its a planet of the iSheep.

34. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Planets of the "iDiots".

35. khalid123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

apple not break customer's trust it is the point I like apple

45. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I'm certainly no fan of Apple but I will defend them on this since they really had no choice but to comply to the government's request, and the fact they're encrypting everything I completely agree with since the small benefit of getting access to terrorist data in no way justifies weakening security for everyone else.

65. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

If Tim Cook only knew what Isis felt about gays maybe he'd change his mind?

69. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Can someone quickly tells me what the US government want from the iphone ? If it is the data ,there is no need to software at all. Every piece of memory can be restored as long as it is not physically damaged.

70. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

encryption makes it a jumbled mess

71. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Why can't they access the phone directly ? Is it because of the fingerprint security ?

80. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

It's locked by a PIN and too much failed attempts will delete all the data from the iPhone. Hence the reason FBI went to Apple requesting to basically disable iPhone's security measures to get the data. And no, not fingerprint. It's an iPhone 5c.

85. ANDRIODMAN33

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

YOU ARE SOO WRONG SO STOP TALKING Six Failed Attempts After six failed attempts to enter your passcode, your iPhone displays a red message that says "iPhone is Disabled." The iPhone also prompts you to try again after a minute -- you cannot make another passcode attempt until the minute is up. After the minute elapses, you're prompted to enter the passcode again when you try to unlock your phone. iPhone Is Disabled After a series of more failed attempts, your iPhone displays the same "iPhone is Disabled" message, but with an added "Connect to iTunes" message. At this point, your iPhone shuts down completely and you cannot make any more attempts to enter the passcode. In order to restore the device at this stage, you need to connect it to a computer with iTunes installed. Ideally, connect it to a computer that you've used before for syncing your iPhone.

87. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

And what is it you're trying to correct?

89. pyromaniac

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

How about: Apple would be willing to trad information, if the FBI would agree to a PR cold war. Apple gets fantastic PR coverage of their security. Both parties win. I'm a marketeer, and trust me, any company would jump at the option above.
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