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FBI's iPhone-hacking tool can't get into the iPhone 5s or later

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While the FBI purchased a tool that allowed it to unlock an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, it appears that the usefulness of that tool is fairly limited. According to FBI Director James Comey, the tool can only access a small subset of iPhones, with the iPhone 5c being the most recent model that it will work with.

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Bill Gates 'blindsided' by reports that he supports FBI

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Bill Gates has spoken to the Financial Times to discuss the dispute between Apple and the U.S. government. If you've not been following our coverage, the FBI has requested Apple provide access to a locked iPhone, enabling the agency to extract potential information behind the passcode. Tim Cook fought out against the request and called providing said access a "back door," which could then be deployed for all smartphones.

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