The Feds are demanding that Google unlock telephones as nicely
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) compiled and launched a map of the place the federal authorities is presently taking Apple, Google — and in some instances, each — to courtroom in an effort to compel the businesses to unlock a suspect’s telephone. There are reportedly 70 instances by which federal prosecutors have invoked the All Writs Act, in response to courtroom data from October. The ACLU managed to show up sixty three of them — 9 of which focused Google; the remaining, Apple.
Not all of those procedings contain the identical concern because the current Apple-FBI courtroom battle over the San Bernardino shooter’s telephone. In some instances, the businesses have complied with the warrant (that’s, the telephone wasn’t encrypted or something), nevertheless it ought to be famous that the Feds leveraged the All Writs Act, a statute they declare is used solely as a measure of final resort, in each single one in every of these instances. Not in contrast to how they’ve managed to take advantage of PATRIOT Act provisions in the Struggle on Medicine.