Tech Policy Podcast

#49: Apple v FBI- On Hold… For Now

March 24, 2016

Apple’s battle with the FBI in California is on hold for now, but the battle is far from over. This week, a federal magistrate postponed a court hearing on the case scheduled for Tuesday. Initially, the FBI had asked Apple to help it unlock the iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. But now, the agency is saying it found an “outside party,” rumored to be an Israeli cybersecurity firm, to help unlock the phone. What does this mean for the ongoing debate over tech companies’ cooperation with law enforcement? Evan and Berin discuss. For more, see Berin’s post on Medium.

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