FAST FIVE: Apple Responds To AG Barr's Claim That It Did Not Assist FBI In Pensacola Shooting
We call on Apple on other technology companies to help us find a solution so that we can better protect the lives of American people and prevent future attacks.” Barr says Apple “has not given any substantive assistance” in unlocking the Pensacola airbase shooter's two iPhones https://t.co/b3LRFp18sG pic.twitter.com/MkTg6ZueJB – CBS News (@CBSNews) January 13, 2020 In an email to The Verge, Apple rejects Barr's statement that it hasn't provided the proper assistance in the Pensacola naval base investigation.
It said: “Within hours of the FBI's first request on December 6th, we produced a wide variety of information associated with the investigation.
We responded to each request promptly, often within hours, sharing information with FBI offices in Jacksonville, Pensacola and New York.
In every instance, we responded with all of the information that we had.” Apple notes that the FBI has asked for more assistance: “The FBI only notified us on January 6th that they needed additional assistance – a month after the attack occurred.
Only then did we learn about the existence of a second iPhone associated with the investigation and the FBI's inability to access either iPhone.