FBI reportedly can't get into Dayton mass shooter suspect's phone
The agency said it could take years to crack his passcode, according to a report.
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The US government had wanted Apple to produce software that could unlock the phone, but Apple refused. The Department of Justice in March 2016 said it eventually used an outside party to help break into the
. The FBI released a 100-page document in January 2017 detailing how it broke into the smartphone, but much of the report was censored.
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