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FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone: sources

An Apple iPhone 5c is on display at the Apple Retail Store in Manhattan, New YorkBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The FBI paid under $ 1 million for the technique used to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters -- a figure smaller than the $ 1.3 million the agency's chief initially indicated the hack cost, several U.S. government sources said on Thursday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will be able to use the technique to unlock other iPhone 5C models running iOS 9 -- the specifications of the shooter's phone -- without additional payment to the contractor who provided it, these people added. FBI Director James Comey last week said the agency paid more to get into the iPhone than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job, suggesting the hack cost over $ 1.3 billion, based on his annual salary.


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FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone: sources

An Apple iPhone 5c is on display at the Apple Retail Store in Manhattan, New YorkBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The FBI paid under $ 1 million for the technique used to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters -- a figure smaller than the $ 1.3 million the agency's chief initially indicated the hack cost, several U.S. government sources said on Thursday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will be able to use the technique to unlock other iPhone 5C models running iOS 9 -- the specifications of the shooter's phone -- without additional payment to the contractor who provided it, these people added. FBI Director James Comey last week said the agency paid more to get into the iPhone than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job, suggesting the hack cost over $ 1.3 billion, based on his annual salary.


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FBI says it won’t disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, an iPhone is seen in Washington. The FBI said Wednesday, April 27, 2016, that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough “technical information” about the software vulnerability that was exploited. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was exploited.


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