FBI Sued By News Organizations For Info On iPhone Hack

Posted by HardOCP News 11:58 AM (CDT)

Friday September 16, 2016

Just when you thought this story was finally behind us, the Associated Press and the parent company of USA Today and Vice Media have filed a lawsuit against the FBI citing the Freedom of Information Act. Apparently these news organizations are demanding to know how the FBI cracked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.

Three news organizations are jointly suing the FBI for information on how the agency broke into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. The Associated Press, Vice Media, and USA Today parent company Gannett said in a lawsuit filed today that the FBI has no right to keep the technique it used to crack the phone hidden from the public. The suit, brought under the Freedom of Information Act, asks a court to force the FBI to release contracting information on the hack purchased by the agency.