A six-week public standoff between Apple and the FBI ended today when the Department of Justice said it had accessed encrypted data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone.
The DOJ said in its motion that it no longer needed Apple’s help as mandated in a Feb. 16 court order and asked that the order be vacated.
“The government has now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple Inc. mandated by Court’s Order Compelling Apple Inc. to Assist Agents in Search dated February 16, 2016,” today’s motion says.
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