Turkish police wants to unlock Ankara shooter's iPhone 4s, turns to Apple
posted by Luis D. / Dec 22, 2016, 8:37 PM
Following the attack, the Turkish police has been uncovering the killer’s links to various terrorist organizations. It recovered an iPhone 4s from the assassin, and the personal data on the smartphone could potentially be of great help in the investigation.
However, the device is locked with a 4 digit passcode, tasking Turkish police and Russian authorities with cracking the PIN code and accessing the content. Their attempts to unlock the device have been unsuccessful so far, which has prompted Russia to dispatch a special technical team to Turkey. Turkish officials have also contacted Apple, although it is highly unlikely that the company will provide means of unlocking the attacker' handset.
Last year, the FBI demanded Apple unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernandino shooter Syed Farook. The company refused, explaining that it won't break the system's encryption and potentially compromise the security of millions of users. The device's security was eventually breached with the help of an Israeli security firm.
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If apple unlock the phone, the us government will go ballistic and if apple doesn't turkey will go ballistic with the us. feelsbadman
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 9:29 PM 0
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I wonder how many kills apple wants hinder solved before they will change their policy....
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 1:29 AM 0
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Come on dude, you can sentence better than that. Also, I don't think much needs solving here - there was a guy with a gun, he shot the other guy on video before being killed himself. Case closed. They're not trying to find a lost kid here... Now if you think Apple should be allowing snooping into every element of someone's life because they've committed a crime then that's getting a bit too Big Brother and sets a bad precedent.
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 1:45 AM 4
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That didn't make sense at all They're not trying to solve the shooting. They're trying to determine if there is anyone else involved as well as establishing a timeline for planning etc. All investigation must be thorough and over the top to make sure no stone is left unturned Since the shooting/shooter are both determined facts, why shouldn't they get access to his device?
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 6:06 AM 1
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"All investigation must be thorough and over the top to make sure no stone is leftunturned" Well said there... Besides, why would governments like Russia need Apple's help in cracking the passcode and unlock that iPhone 4s? Russian hackers are more than capable of doing that.
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 6:35 AM 0
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The FBI found nothing on Farook's phone, and they'll find nothing on this nutjob's phone. This is just another red flag moment where the government is trying to get us to think that a certain religious mentality is dangerous...or are they?!? The fact that these things are so conveniently leaked out to us should show that this is all about the invasion of our digital space and privacy. Fingerprint and iris scanners....hmmmm....
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 8:28 AM 0
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Christians have killed more people in the name of their "god" then all other religions combine.
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 8:37 AM 0
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Live in the moment man. Christianity isn't splattered all over mainstream media in a negative way right now is it?!! There's only a handful of religions out there where peace actually matters and world domination isn't required.
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 8:55 AM 0
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