DOJ Asks for Listening to Postponed in San Bernardino iPhone Case

The Justice Division late Monday requested for a postponement of tomorrow’s deliberate listening to in its lawsuit towards Apple over an iPhone belonging to one of many San Bernardino attackers, Syed Farook.

In asking for the delay, the federal government says it needs to attempt one other strategy to get into the telephone.

"On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outdoor celebration demonstrated to the FBI a attainable technique for unlocking Farook’s iPhone. Testing is required to find out whether or not it’s a viable technique that won’t compromise knowledge on Farook’s iPhone," legal professionals for the federal government wrote in an software for a continuance filed on Monday afternoon. "If the tactic is viable, it ought to get rid of the necessity for the help from Apple Inc. ("Apple") set forth within the All Writs Act Order on this case."

"Accordingly, to offer time for testing the tactic, the federal government hereby requests that the listening to set for March 22, 2016 be vacated. The federal government proposes submitting a standing report with the Courtroom by April 5, 2016."