FBI to work on unlocking Arkansas iPhone, iPod related to homicides

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Thanks to outside guidance, the FBI has successfully cracked into a suspected mass shooter’s iPhone. Now, prosecutors from Arkansas want to take advantage of the agency’s newfound skills and the agency has agreed to provide those skills to them.

Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said that his office and the Conway Police Department wanted the FBI’s help in decrypting an iPhone and an iPod central to a double homicide case. Within a day of the request, the agency had agreed to provide that help. The two suspects in the case have had the start of their trial delayed until June 27.

Hiland did not disclose details about the devices in question. Prosecutors claim that there are recorded phone conversations, message exchanges for planning the homicides and other evidence in the devices. The attorney for one of the suspects believes that prosecutors won’t find any pertinent data for their arguments.

Source: Associated Press
Via: iMore

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Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.