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Apple served with warrant for Texas mass killer’s iCloud data

Here we go again: another mass shooting, another killer’s iPhone that police can’t get into, and potentially another legal battle over Apple’s encryption.

Earlier in the month, the FBI announced it couldn’t break into the iPhone of Devin Patrick Kelley, the shooter in the mass murder of 26 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Now, court records seen by the San Antonio Express-News show that two days after the FBI’s announcement – and its bemoaning of the way Apple’s encryption hampers law enforcement – a Texas Ranger obtained search warrants for data belonging to the Sutherland Springs killer.

One warrant, issued on 9 November, is for files stored on an iPhone SE found near Kelley’s body and on a second LG phone. Another warrant seeks files stored in Kelley’s iCloud account – specifically, phone

Read more at: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/11/22/apple-served-with-warrant-for-texas-mass-killers-icloud-data/

Cops jam a warrant into Apple to make it cough up Texas mass killer’s iPhone, iCloud files

Here we go again…

Police officers in bodu armour mill around in field

Texas Rangers have obtained a search warrant for the contents of a blood-splattered iPhone SE belonging to gunman Devin Kelley who killed 26 people in a murder-suicide at a church.

Over the weekend, the US state’s equivalent of the FBI served the Cupertino phone-flinger a warrant demanding photos, messages and other potential evidence on Kelley’s iPhone as well as those stored on its associated iCloud account. Investigators also have a warrant to extract data stored on Kelley’s second handset, an LG flip-phone. He was named as the shooter in the November 5 Sutherland Springs mass-murder.

At this point it is not known if the files sought can all be pulled from backups held in the iCloud account, or if some will need to be obtained directly from the iPhone. If the iPhone is locked and

Read more at: http://gearsofbiz.com/cops-jam-a-warrant-into-apple-to-make-it-cough-up-texas-mass-killers-iphone-icloud-files/216077

Cops jam a warrant into Apple to make it cough up Texas mass killer’s iPhone, iCloud files

Texas Rangers have obtained a search warrant for the contents of a blood-splattered iPhone SE belonging to gunman Devin Kelley who killed 26 people in a murder-suicide at a church.

Over the weekend, the US state’s cops served the Cupertino phone-flinger a warrant demanding photos, messages and other potential evidence on Kelley’s iPhone as well as those stored on its associated iCloud account. Investigators also have a warrant to extract data stored on Kelley’s second handset, an LG flip-phone. He was named as the shooter in the November 5 Sutherland Springs mass-murder.

Specifically, the cops want all the messages, calls, social media passwords, contacts, photos, videos and other data since January 1, 2016, from the bloodied iPhone and iCloud account.

At this point it is not known if the files sought can all be pulled from backups held in the iCloud account, or if some will need to be obtained

Read more at: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/20/warrant_texas_shooter_iphone/

Texas Bites Apple for Mass Killer’s iPhone Files

Authorities are demanding Apple turn over all photos, messages and documents that might have been stored on an iPhone belonging to Devin Patrick Kelley, the crazed gunman who shot dead 26 worshippers at a Texas church.

The Texas Rangers obtained search warrants for files stored on Kelley’s phone, which was discovered near his body after the Nov. 5th bloodbath at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, The San Antonio Express-News reports.

Those files kept may be stored in Kelley’s iCloud account, according to law enforcement officials.

An Apple spokesman told the Express-News the company does not comment on law enforcement matters.

The warrant comes as authorities continue to piece together the motives behind the mass shooting that stunned the nation.

During a church service, Kelley went aisle to aisle shooting victims — including crying babies — at point-blank range. He later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Kelley is said to have had a history

Read more at: https://www.newsmax.com/us/texas-apple-mass-killer-iphone-files/2017/11/20/id/827265

Apple served with warrant in Texas mass shooting case — is another showdown with authorities in store?

Will Apple again find itself at odds with authorities in a high-profile case involving unlocking a gunman’s iPhone?

The gunman in the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month was found with an iPhone, and Texas authorities have served Apple with a warrant seeking access to his information.

This might bring to mind another infamous mass shooting that thrust Apple and an iPhone into the spotlight — the 2015 San Bernardino attack in which Apple refused the FBI’s request to fashion a “back door” to unlock one of the shooters’ iPhones. The Silicon Valley giant’s reason: It did not want to compromise other iPhone users’ privacy and security.

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In this case, though, Apple says it offered help to the

Read more at: http://www.siliconbeat.com/2017/11/20/133219/

Apple says FBI lost chance to unlock Texas mass killer’s iPhone

Apple is trying to wash its hands of future liability in the investigation into Patrick Kelley, the man who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, before killing himself.

FBI special agent Christopher Combs held a press conference on Tuesday, two days after the mass shooting, and said that it has not gotten past the security system on Kelley’s phone. Later reporting from The Washington Post reported that it was an iPhone.

Apple has come out to the media to say that it had attempted to contact the FBI after the press conference to assist in the investigation. The full statement was relayed through BuzzFeed‘s John Paczkowski:

Paczkowski has made the point that if the iPhone had Touch ID authentication,

Read more at: http://pocketnow.com/2017/11/09/apple-says-fbi-lost-chance-to-unlock-texas-mass-killers-iphone