(London Guardian) Any day now, Hillar Moore is expecting a call from the FBI.
Moore, a district attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has publicly lamented that Apple's iPhone encryption is keeping local police out of a victim's phone in a recent murder. On Monday, Moore's ears perked up when the FBI announced it would drop its court battle with Apple after it figured out a way to pull data from the iPhone of Syed Farook, the San Bernardino gunman.
Moore, like many others, wants in.
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"Waiting on them to call me," he wrote in an email exchange with the Guardian, "to see if they can assist in getting into my phone."
The FBI now faces a series of tough questions after it announced to the world that it has a technique for hacking into Farook's iPhone – something Apple says shouldn't be possible on current models without a user's passcode.