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We Now Know Who Unlocked San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
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Now We Know Who Unlocked San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

It was Australian firm Azimuth

(Newser) - Five years later, we finally know how the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone was unlocked. The FBI wanted to get into the iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who, along with his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a mass shooting at a company holiday party in December...

Sentencing for Terror Attack Facilitator: 'He Knew Better'

Enrique Marquez gets 20 years in prison for his role in 2015 San Bernardino attack that killed 14

(Newser) - The California man who provided the guns used in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting has found out his fate. The San Bernardino Sun reports that 28-year-old Enrique Marquez—who was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and making a false statement on federal firearms-purchase forms—was...

Mom of San Bernardino Terrorist to Plead Guilty

Rafia Shareef expected to admit she shredded a map on the day of the 2015 attack

(Newser) - On the same day she told family members that she believed her son was responsible for the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., Rafia Sultana Shareef came across a map at the home she shared with Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who would be shot dead within...

Rare Female Shooter: 'She Wanted to Pick a Fight'
Female Shooter Was
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Female Shooter Was a Temporary Employee

26-year-old kills 3 and herself, wounds others, at Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore

(Newser) - News that a shooting left multiple people dead may sound depressingly familiar, but the one outside Baltimore on Thursday is unique in at least one way: The shooter was female. Police say the 26-year-old woman, who has not been identified, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Harford...

'Very Chaotic Scene' After 10 Shot in San Bernardino

3 of those injured are in 'extremely critical' condition

(Newser) - "Multiple victims down," an "uncooperative" crowd, and a "very chaotic scene" is how Captain Rich Lawhead describes to KABC what police encountered at an apartment complex in San Bernardino late Sunday. Ten people were shot in a common area of the complex on the 1200 block...

Reports: San Bernardino Shooter Died in 'Mist of Blood'

DA's office compiles firsthand accounts of what happened during manhunt, shootout

(Newser) - Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the 2015 San Bernardino attack . The report released by the San Bernardino County district attorney's office includes the accounts of nearly two dozen law enforcement...

Feinstein Reveals How Much FBI Paid to Hack iPhone

Agency shelled out $900K to see San Bernardino shooter's info

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, says the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings . The FBI considers the figure classified, and also won't disclose the identity of the...

San Bernardino Shooters Were Angry About a Christmas Tree

Tashfeen Malik didn't want husband at a Christmas party: cops

(Newser) - A mandatory meeting decked out with a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations may have sparked last year's deadly shooting at an office building in San Bernardino, Calif., reports ABC News . Police say that Syed Farook's wife, Tashfeen Malik, was that upset her husband had to attend, based...

San Bernardino Shooters' Orphaned Baby Stuck in Sad Limbo

'Washington Post' reports on custody case

(Newser) - A heartbreaking piece in the Washington Post delves into the story of the then-6-month-old girl left behind by the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, before they killed 14 people at an office party and then died in a shootout with police. Farook's sister and brother-in-law,...

Report: 3 Men Rushed San Bernardino Shooter

Fast, heroic police response praised

(Newser) - A new report on last year's San Bernardino shooting details how the horror and chaos of the massacre was met with "the very best that our country has to offer," US Attorney Eileen Decker says. The report from the Department of Justice and the Police Foundation group...

Feds Go After San Bernardino Shooter's Life Insurance

Funds should go to families of victims, US attorney says

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to seize payments on life insurance policies taken out by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook in the years before the December attacks. The US attorney's office in Los Angeles filed the civil asset forfeiture lawsuit Tuesday for two policies worth a total...

Brother of San Bernardino Shooter, Others Arrested

Syed Raheel Farook, 2 Russian women charged with marriage fraud

(Newser) - Syed Raheel Farook—older brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook—was arrested, along with his wife and her sister, Thursday in California, the Washington Post reports. The trio have been charged with marriage fraud and lying under oath. None of the charges are connected to the December shooting...

DA: Shooter's iPhone May Contain 'Cyber Pathogen'

One expert calls it 'blatant fear mongering'

(Newser) - A local prosecutor has offered an unusual justification for forcing Apple to help hack an iPhone used by a San Bernardino mass killer: The phone might have been "used as a weapon" to introduce malicious software to county computer systems. San Bernardino County DA Michael Ramos tells the AP...

Apple Reportedly Working to Fix Its Vulnerability

Effort began before San Bernardino shooting, sources say

(Newser) - Engineers at Apple are developing a technical fix that would make it even harder for the government to break into a locked iPhone. Sources tell the New York Times the effort began before the San Bernardino attack, and therefore well before a federal judge's order that Apple unlock an...

Feds: Apple's Fight With FBI Is a Marketing Stunt

Apple says the US asks for more than China

(Newser) - Things are getting pretty heated in Apple's showdown with the federal government . On Friday, the Justice Department suggested that Apple is only refusing to help investigators crack the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook because it wants to sell more iPhones, the New York Times reports. The stance...

Facebook, Twitter Back Apple in Encryption Fight
 Apple-FBI Showdown 
 Took Shape a Year Ago 

Apple-FBI Showdown Took Shape a Year Ago

Legal showdown has been in the works for a long time

(Newser) - It's a battle that could shape the future of technology, and Facebook has chosen a side: The company issued a statement on Thursday signaling that it supports Apple in its refusal to crack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Facebook condemns terrorism, the company said...

Defiant Apple Refusing Feds' Order to Unlock Shooter's iPhone

'Unprecedented' demand is too dangerous, says Tim Cook

(Newser) - It's what the Wall Street Journal describes as a "watershed moment" in the fight over smartphone encryption: A court has ordered Apple to obey the government's demand to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, and Tim Cook is refusing to do so. The...

Apple Ordered to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

Company 'declined to provide that assistance voluntarily'

(Newser) - After more than two months of being thwarted by encryption technology —and by an uncooperative Apple—federal investigators have turned to the courts to try to get into San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook's locked iPhone. At a hearing on Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Apple to help the...

2 Months Later, FBI Can't Unlock San Bernardino Terrorist's Phone

James Comey testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - The FBI is still being thwarted by an encrypted phone in the San Bernardino terrorist shooting investigation. "We still have one of those killers' phones that we haven’t been able to open," FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, per the Los Angeles Times...

FBI Still Can't Crack Terror Couple's Codes

Some lawmakers say it's time for tech firms to open backdoors

(Newser) - The secrets on the phones and hard drive of the San Bernardino shooters, possibly including the names of accomplices or plans for further attacks, may never be unlocked, officials say. David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office, tells Fox News that the...

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