Feds Still Require Apple's Help To Unlock Phone In NY Case

Law360, New York (April 8, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Friday told a New York federal judge that it still wants Apple's help to unlock a confessed drug dealer's iPhone, despite its recent decision to drop a similar fight in California over a locked iPhone used by a suspect in the San Bernardino mass shootings after receiving assistance from an unidentified third party.

Demonstrators outside a Boston Apple store in February protest the government's now-dropped bid to have the company unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. The DOJ is still pressuring Apple to unlock a drug dealer's phone...

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