FBI Paid $900K for San Bernardino iPhone Hack

· Jeff Gamet · News

Cellebrite's servers hit with data breach

The FBI refused to ever share how much it paid for the hack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone, but thanks to Senator Diane Feinstein we now know the price was US$900,000. The Senator accidentally spilled the beans during a Judiciary Committee meeting on accessing encrypted data on smartphones and personal computers.

Comey's 'No Absolute Privacy in America' Statement is a Threat to Encryption

· Jeff Gamet · Analysis

FBI backdoor and iPhone cracked screen

Absolute privacy doesn’t exist in the United States, according to FBI Director James Comey. He says the courts can compel us to testify about private and privileged communications, and that the government should be able to access our personal encrypted data.