Federal judge: FBI doesn't have to reveal details of iPhone hacking tool
The FBI will not be forced to reveal details of a specific hacking tool. This tool was used to break into the San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone. The case sparked months of legal hostilities between Apple and the US government. Apple had refused to help unlock the phone, so the FBI obtained a hacking tool. It allowed federal agents to access the phone's contents. Vice News, USA Today, and the Associated Press then filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit. They wanted the government to reveal the name of the hacking tool's vendor and its price. The tool is said to have only been able to access a "narrow slice" of devices. But a federal judge said that naming the tool's vendor would amount to putting a target on its back. The news organizations will not be allowed to appeal the case.