Feds Delay Shooter iPhone Hearing Because of Possible Unlocking Breakthrough


The Justice Department requested on Monday that a court hearing pertaining to Apple’s role in unlocking Syed Farook’s iPhone be delayed. Citing new leads in the case, the DOJ wants to push back the hearing set for Tuesday.

“On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking Farook’s iPhone,” prosecutors said in a filing Monday afternoon. “Testing is required to determine whether it is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook’s iPhone. If the method is viable, it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc. set forth in the All Writs Act Order in this case.” Read more at Politico.

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