AP, Other Media Sue FBI for Details on iPhone Hacking Tool | NBC Chicago
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

AP, Other Media Sue FBI for Details on iPhone Hacking Tool

The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    AP, Other Media Sue FBI for Details on iPhone Hacking Tool
    Getty Images
    The complaint was filed months after the FBI rejected records requests from the news organizations.

    The Associated Press and two other news organizations have sued the FBI to learn who it paid and how much it spent to hack into a locked iPhone as part of a California terrorism investigation.

    The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington under the Freedom of Information Act.

    It seeks details about the FBI's contract with the unidentified vendor, including the amount it paid for the tool to access the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

    The other plaintiffs are Gannett Co. and Vice Media LLC.

    Rules Changing for Transgender Kids Hormone Therapies

    [NATL] Rules Changing for Transgender Kids Hormone Therapies

    In a series of tweets on July 26, President Donald Trump announced plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity." Trump cited "medical costs and disruption" as the reasons. His announcement comes just before the release of new, international medical guidelines that are expected to allow transgender children to alter their bodies at younger ages.

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)

    The complaint was filed months after the FBI rejected records requests from the news organizations.

    The FBI in March said it had accessed the locked phone with the help of an unidentified third-party, but it didn't reveal details.