Justice Department Unlocks Shooter's iPhone
The United States Justice Department says it has found a way to get information from an iPhone used by a shooter in last year's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
The Justice Department also said it no longer needs help from the iPhone's manufacturer, Apple.
The company had refused earlier demands by federal investigators for help in recovering data from the device.
The government sought to require Apple to write new software programs to help investigators get the data without knowing the iPhone's password. The government believed the information would help it in its investigation of the San Bernardino shooting, in which 14 people were killed.
Last month, a judge ordered Apple to help the government. But the Justice Department announced this week it has been able to collect data from the phone. It asked the judge to cancel her order. She did so on Monday.
Last week, the government delayed another court hearing in the case. Officials said they needed time to test a method that could help them gain access to the iPhone without Apple's assistance. That method was developed without the help of federal agents or Apple.
Lawyers for Apple have said that the company wants to know how the device was unlocked.
But the withdrawal of the court process could take away Apple's ability to legally request details on the method the government used. It also is likely to raise questions among users of Apple products and the technology industry about the strength of Apple's security on its devices.
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1. Officials said they needed time to test a method that could help them gain access to the iPhone without Apple's assistance.
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2.But the withdrawal of the court process could take away Apple's ability to legally request details on the method the government used.
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美国政府曾要求苹果公司编写一项新程序，以帮助调查人员解锁手机里的秘密数据 。美国政府认为，这些信息对造成14人遇难的圣贝纳迪诺枪击事件的调查有很大的帮助 。
上个月，法官要求苹果公司协助政府调查 。但是司法部本周宣布，已经成功解锁该手机上的密码 。司法部让法官取消这项法令 。周一，法官撤销了这一法令 。
上周，政府再次推迟了此次案件的开庭审理 。官员声称，需要时间找一种无须苹果协助就能获得iPhone手机访问权限的方法 。该方法是在FBI和苹果公司未提供任何帮助的情况下开发出来的 。
但是法院驳回了苹果公司希望了解政府解锁手机方法这一合法要求 。此次事件可能也会引发苹果用户及科技行业对苹果公司产品安全性的质疑 。