The FBI doesn’t have to tell Apple how it cracked the iPhone 5c in the San Bernardino terrorism case, and now the American Civil Liberties Union is taking the agency to task.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a White House review group will determine which of three avenues the FBI can take: publicly announce the security flaw, disclose the flaw to Apple, or keep it under wraps so it can use the flaw to crack more iPhones. For now, it looks like the FBI is keeping it a secret. Not even Apple knows what technique the agency is using to get into the iPhone 5c in the San Bernardino case. All the FBI will say is that an “outside party” helped investigators crack the phone, negating the need for Apple’s help.