The war between Apple and the feds regarding the unlocking/refusal to unlock a shooter’s iPhone continues unabated. Here’s a round-up of the latest developments:
In the confrontation over the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the U.S. Justice Department believes it could potentially demand that Apple hand over iOS source code and a signing key, according to a court filing.
Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, has condemned the FBI's efforts to force Apple to weaken iPhone encryption. In an interview with NPR, He said that the FBI was wrong on encryption and was more interested in setting a precedent in its efforts against Apple than it was in actually accessing a work iPhone used by a dead terrorist.
Grady Judd, the sheriff of Polk County, Florida, says he’ll arrest that “rascal” Tim Cook if he comes to his neck of the woods and refuses to unlock an iPhone. "I can tell you, the first time we do have trouble getting into a cell phone, we're going to seek a court order from Apple. And when they deny us, I'm going to go lock the CEO of Apple up," he said. "I'll lock the rascal up."