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FBI Offers to Help Local Law Enforcement With Locked iPhones

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The FBI said it would try to help local law enforcement agencies to open locked phones and other devices in an advisory on Friday.
“As has been our long-standing policy, the FBI will of course consider any tool that might be helpful to our partners,” the agency told local authorities in a letter, the Wall Street Journal reported.
“Please know that we will continue to do everything we can to help you consistent with our legal and policy constraints.’’
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The message was issued in response to a surge in interest from state and local authorities after the FBI was able to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without the assistance of Apple.

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