Source: Zero Hedge
Apple Responds To AG Barr’s Claim That It Did Not Assist FBI In Pensacola Shooting Attorney General William Barr requested Apple’s help to extract data from two iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student that fatally shot three US soldiers at a Pensacola naval base last month, reported The Verge . Barr updated the situation on Monday during a press conference and said Apple had provided no “substantive assistance” in supporting investigators with the unlocking of the smartphones. “We have asked Apple for their help in unlocking the shooter’s phones. So far, Apple has not given any substantive assistance,” said Barr. “This situation perfectly illustrates why it is critical that the public be able to get access to digital evidence once it has obtained a court order based on probable cause. We call on Apple on other technology companies to help us find a solution so that we can better protect the lives of American people and prevent future attacks.” Barr says Apple “has not given any substantive assistance” in unlocking the Pensacola airbase shooter’s two iPhones https://t.co/b3LRFp18sG pic.twitter.com/MkTg6ZueJB — CBS News (@CBSNews) January 13, 2020 In an email to The Verge, Apple rejects Barr’s statement that it hasn’t provided the proper assistance in the Pensacola naval base investigation.