Apple Challenges Government Demand To Crack Drug Dealer’s iPhone In New York

Apple has challenged the U.S. Department of Justice over locked iPhone and the encrypted information which it contains. It is owned by a suspect methamphetamine distributor in New York that the iPhone 5s is supposed to contain sign of a drug conspiracy, central prosecutors said. The government claims that its experts can’t enter the locked iPhone and require Apple’s aid to get inside.apple-challenges-government-demand-to-crack-drug--2-13232-1460927050-0_dblbig

The company’s lawyers claimed that the government has failed to prove it has tried all other means to crack the iPhone. Apple challenged the government’s authority to power tech firms to access encrypted data. The iPhone maker considers that the Justice Department has vanished too far in its use of the All Writs Act, the law raised by the government to force Apple to support in the investigation. “The government has completely failed to fulfill its burden to prove that Apple’s help in this case is essential,” Apple’s lawyers marked in a brief that The Court reject the government’s unsupported interpretation of the All Writs Act, and reject the government’s application.” Apple’s challenge trailed in the Eastern District of New York, tracks the unparalleled legal battle among the company and the FBI in San Bernardino, where the administration’s law administration powers were set to hit with consumer privacy and encryption knowledge in a courtroom argument.download

In San Bernardino, federal investigators wanted Apple’s aid to make new software to break into an iPhone used by Syed Farook, who was with its wife killed 14 people and injured 22 in a mass gunfire in 2015. Last week, the Justice Department set that the court order force Apple to help, even after the weird and unexpected turn of events in San Bernardino. “The government remains to require Apple’s help in accessing the data which is approved to search by warrant,” federal prosecutors wrote.

Apple’s lawyers said they will push the government to verify why the San Bernardino method can’t work on the New York iPhone as well as they will ask the government technicians to  indicate what other methods they have tried, and will need them to disclose the extent of their search to find outside gatherings that may be able to assist. In San Bernardino fight, the Justice Department said that the Apple alone had the capability to access the device.