Apple versus the FBI

FBI backs down in fight with Apple, says it will test whether it can break in to shooter’s iPhone without company’s help

In a court filing, the Department of Justice asked a judge to hold off on its request to compel Apple to cooperate in breaking into an iPhone used by Syed Riziwan Farook, one of the perpetrators in the San Bernardino mass shootings. The DOJ said an “outside party” had shown the FBI a way off possibly breaking into Farook’s iPhone without needing any help from Apple.