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FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock Phones

Salvador Hernandez, reporting for BuzzFeed: Just days after breaking into a terroristâ(TM)s iPhone using a mysterious third-party technique, FBI officials on Friday told Local Law Enforcement agencies it will assist them with unlocking phones and other electronic devices. The advisory, obtained by BuzzFeed News, was sent in response to law enforcement inquiries about its new method of unlocking devices. Though the dispatch does not explicitly state if the FBI will use the mysterious third-party method to unlock phones for local authorities, officials said the agency "will of course consider any tool that might be helpful to our partners."

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