FBI Asks to Delay Apple Trial

T.C. Sottek, writing for The Verge:

The FBI just filed a motion to delay Tuesday’s hearing in the San Bernardino iPhone case, claiming that an “outside party” may be able to help it break into the phone without Apple’s help. The motion comes after weeks of escalation tension in the case with Apple, the FBI, and other stakeholders arguing the case in public before it reached courts.

“As the FBI continued to conduct its own research, and as a result of the worldwide publicity and attention on this case, others outside the US government have continued to contact the US government offering avenues of possible research,” the filing states.

I get the feeling the FBI concluded they were going to lose, so they’re not even going to test it. This really makes them look foolish.

Update: It’s canceled.

Monday, 21 March 2016