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Revealed the amount spent by the FBI to unlock the iPhone of the terrorist of San Bernardino

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Published on May 08, 2017

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A year after the start of the controversy between the Apple and the FBI, is practically made of, the amount paid by the federal to unlock the iPhone of the terrorist of San Bernardino.

As you may recall, after the massacre of San Bernardino, the FBI asked for help from Apple to unlock the iPhone of a terrorist. The iPhone, however, was password-protected and updated to the latest operating system, the aspects that made it impossible for Apple to do the unlocking without having to install a backdoor that, however, would put at risk all the iPhone on the market. This was the official position of Apple, that forced the FBI to turn to a third-party company (Cellebrite?) to attempt to unlock the device. In the end, this company was able to perform the unlock of the iPhone, even if the FBI did not find any information important to the investigation.

Today only remained in doubt as to how he had spent the FBI to unlock this iPhone. The answer comes from senator Dianne Feinstein, head of the committee of the senate committee that oversees the FBI: the amount paid by the federal to the coffers of the company that has made unlocking is 900,000 dollars.

The FBI considers this information is still private and has never released any figure about but, given that the amount has been quoted by a senator who oversees the operations of the federal, we can say with certainty that the expenditure has affected almost a million dollars. The same senator has, however, added that there were good reasons for spending that amount, given that it was in deed a major investigation of terrorist attacks.

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