‘Lawful Hacking’ Hurts Smaller Cities, Manhattan DA Says


November 16, 2017 | Law 360

'Lawful Hacking' Hurts Smaller Cities, Manhattan DA Says

Law enforcement’s increased reliance on third-party hacking to get into encrypted smartphones gives wealthy cities an unfair edge in solving crimes, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance warned Thursday. Citing reports that the FBI spent more than $1 million to unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino, California, killings, Vance…