"FBI's iPhone hack raises troubling questions"
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FBI's iPhone hack raises troubling questions
When it comes to the FBI and Apple's iPhone hacking drama, we're left with more questions than answers.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNet Update.
The legal battle between Apple and the FBI may be over for now, but there are many questions left unanswered.
In a court filing, the US Department of Justice said it no longer needs Apple's help to break in to the iPhone 5C used by terrorist Syed Farook, and that the FBI was able to get the data off that iPhone with the help of a
The FBI was seeking a court order that would force Apple to create a backdoor to access that locked iPhone.
But now the FBI is saying well never mind we don't to continue this battle in court, we did it ourselves.
But the FBI is keeping tight-lipped and not answering any questions about this supposed hack.
How did they hack into the iPhone?
What data did they get off the phone?
Who was the third party that helped?
Will they even tell Apple how they did it?
Or will this hack work on other Iphones?
We get no answers and no proof that it ever even happened, other than in the court statement and consumers are left wondering how good is Apple security if they can be bypassed?
So comforting, right?
And that's not the only drama in the tech world.
Instagram users are up in arms over changes coming to the social network, but some popular accounts are spreading panic and wrong information.
Here's what you need to know, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is going to change the feed to be more like Facebook, so instead of always seeing the most recent post at the top, you may see the post that the algorithm thinks you care more about first, so it will no longer be in chronological order.
But unlike what some accounts are warning, The change is not in effect yet.
Instagram says there are weeks or months of testing to do before it rolls out.
And popular users are panicking because maybe you may miss their posts, heaven forbid.
They're urging users to turn on push notifications right away.
So, you'll never miss their post.
But to get a ding every time someone posts a photo, yeah, that sounds awfully annoying.
Instagram says you will still see all of your posts but they will just be in a different order.
So, you don't have to worry.
In fact, you may just want to chill out and distract yourself with a new social app arriving this Week.
Nintendo's first mobile app Miitomo is landing in the U.S. and several other countries on Thursday.
You create a Mii character and you use it to socialize with other Miis.
It's available on Apple and Android app stores.
That does it for this tech news roundup, but there's always more to explore at CNET.com From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.
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