TV broadcasters are willing to play ball in the government's auction of valuable airwaves to mobile operators, the FCC says Friday.
"An individual" gave them the passcode to a Brooklyn drug dealer's iPhone, and they used that to unlock the device.
The Department of Justice wants Apple to pull data off an iPhone 5S used by a drug dealer.
A judge gave both parties an extra month to reach a conclusion, but it appears that might not be enough time.
It's not just iPhones. The government has asked the search giant to help it get into phones running Google's Android mobile software.
A case in Brooklyn may determine if the FBI has to disclose how it unlocked the iPhone tied to the San Bernardino terror attack.
That ends this particular legal battle between Apple and the FBI, but the broader debate over privacy and security lives on.
The March 24 deadline passes without an agreement, although all parties involved claim progress is being made.
Some employees might stage their own type of civil disobedience rather than create a custom version of iOS needed to unlock an iPhone tied to the San Bernardino shootings.
A judge has approved a wiretap via WhatsApp in a criminal investigation, but first the messages would need to be decoded.