FBI contacted Apple, received data related to San Bernardino case 3 days after shooting

According to a court filing prepared by Apple, the company first received — and responded to — FBI requests for information related to last year’s deadly shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., just three days after the attack. 

As noted in the declaration of Lisa Olle, manager of Apple’s Global Privacy & Law Enforcement Compliance Team, law enforcement officials contacted the company’s 24-hour emergency call center on the afternoon of Dec. 5, three days after Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a self-proclaimed act of terrorism. Farook’s iPhone 5c now sits at the heart of a contentious debate between privacy advocates and national security hawks.

The information sheds new light on Apple’s efforts to cooperate with FBI investigatory operations prior to being served a federal court order compelling assistance in breaking into Farook’s iPhone. It was previously learned that by early January Apple was in regular discussions with government officials…

Read the entire article from AppleInsider here: FBI contacted Apple, received data related to San Bernardino case 3 days after shooting

 



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