Apple intends to help US intelligence agencies gain access to the data recorded in the memory of the Texas Texas shooter, the Associated Press reported, citing informed sources. This is the first known case when the company independently approached representatives of the agency with a proposal of this kind.
Apple intends to help US intelligence agencies access the data stored in the Texas shooter’s iPhone, the Associated Press reported, citing informed sources . This is the first known case when the company independently appealed to representatives of the department with a proposal of this kind.
The iPhone, which Apple intends to unlock in the interests of the investigation, belonged to 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelly, on November 5, 2017, who arranged shooting at a church in a Texas settlement Sutherland Springs. As a result of the incident, 26 people died and 20 were injured of varying degrees of severity. The killer was injured by one of the local residents, after which he committed suicide.
Having learned about the difficulties the FBI encountered when trying to access information on the criminal’s iPhone (you could even use a fingerprint of a dead person to unlock however, it is important to have time to do this within 48 hours), Apple offered its help to the authorities. Representatives of the press service of Apple confirmed the fact of cooperation with the investigation.
In 2015, the FBI appealed to Apple to help unlock the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone 5c. Then the company representatives refused to participate, citing their duty to ensure the safety of personal data even after the death of the client. This event caused a great resonance in society, splitting it into two opposing camps.