FBI Chief Admits 'Mistake' With iPhone in Wake of San Bernardino Attack

FBI Chief Admits 'Mistake' With iPhone in Wake of San Bernardino AttackThe head of the FBI admitted today his agents made a “mistake” after finding an iPhone left behind by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters — a misstep he acknowledged “made it hard” for investigators to access the information that federal authorities are now seeking in a growing dispute with Apple. However, speaking to a House panel, FBI Director James Comey said the Justice Department and Apple would still be caught in a tense legal battle because — even if the FBI hadn’t erred — there is “no way we would have gotten everything” from the iPhone.

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