Monthly Archives: March 2016
Apple won a New York case over the U.S. government's request to access one of its user's iPhones.
The New York Times reports Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled in Apple's favor during a drug case. Said case saw the federal government citing the All Writs Act. The act has been used in the past to acquire data in suspected criminal cases.
This time, however, Orenstein said "none of those factors justifies imposing on Apple the obligation to assist the government’s investigation against its will."
The All Writs Act is the very same source of conflict between Apple and the FBI around a domestic terror attack in San Bernardino, California. In that case, the government is also requesting a sort of backdoor-access through Apple security, which goes well beyond the wording of the 1911 act.