FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
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Apple, backed by a broad coalition of technology giants like Google and Facebook, was fiercely opposed to assisting the US government in unlocking the iPhone on grounds it would have wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy.

A key court hearing scheduled earlier this month to hear arguments from both sides in the sensitive case was abruptly cancelled after the FBI said it no longer needed Apple's help and had found an outside party to unlock the phone.

"Our decision to conclude the litigation was based solely on the fact that, with the recent assistance of a third party, we are now able to unlock that iPhone without compromising any information on the phone," US attorney Eileen Decker said in a statement.

"We sought an order compelling Apple to help unlock the phone to fulfill a solemn commitment to the victims of the San Bernardino shooting -- that we will not rest until we have fully pursued every investigative lead related to the vicious attack."

The Justice Department said on Monday that it had found a way to unlock an iPhone without help from Apple, allowing the agency to withdraw its legal effort to compel the tech company to assist in a mass-shooting investigation.

The decision to drop the case — which involved demanding Apple’s help to open an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, a gunman in the December shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people — ends a legal standoff between the government and the world’s most valuable public company. The case had become increasingly contentious as Apple refused to help the authorities, inciting a debate about whether privacy or security was more important.

Yet law enforcement’s ability to now unlock an iPhone through an alternative method raises new uncertainties, including questions about the strength of security in Apple devices. The development also creates potential for new conflicts between the government and Apple about the method used to open the device and whether that technique will be disclosed. Lawyers for Apple have previously said the company would want to know the procedure used to crack open the smartphone, yet the government might classify the method.

Earthquake 7.8 SR west Sumatera Indonesia Tsunami

JAKARTA - An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale (SR) occurred in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra. The quake centered at latitude dives 4.92 - 94.39 east longitude with a depth of 10 km.
Previous earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter Scale (SR) also occurred at 19:49:41 with the center at 5.61 degrees southern latitude (LS) and 94.05 east longitude (BT) is 682 km south-west of Mentawai Islands of West Sumatra, at a depth of 10 km below ground.
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Back Rocked Mentawai Earthquake 5.8 SR
Deputy Geophysics BMKG, Masturyono explained, the earthquake caused by the activity of the subduction zone formed by a collision or penunjuman Indo-Australian plate against the Eurasian Plate.
"The results of the analysis show that the source mechanisms of earthquakes are generated by reverse fault," said Masturyono through a written statement received Okezone, Wednesday (02/03/2016).
According to him, people living in areas close to the location and felt the quake to remain calm and follow directions BPBDs well as the BMKG information.
"Do not be provoked by issues that are not responsible for the earthquake and tsunami. In order to stay alert to the occurrence of aftershocks which are generally getting smaller powers," he said. (

UP DATE NEWS: canon eos rebel t5

UP DATE NEWS: canon eos rebel t5:   canon eos rebel t5 Recently, some media proclaim that Canon is preparing the replacement of EOS Rebel T3 or can also be called EOS 1100...

canon eos rebel t5

 canon eos rebel t5

Recently, some media proclaim that Canon is preparing the replacement of EOS Rebel T3 or can also be called EOS 1100D. However, Canon has not mentioned the series of Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) brand-new.Citing Canon Rumors page, the latest camera reportedly will bear the name of the EOS Rebel T5 aka EOS 1200D or EOS Kiss X70. Specifications of the camera aiming for the beginner photography was finally revealed.canon eos rebel t5 reviewsEOS Rebel T5 is supported with APS-C sensor 18 megapixels (MP) and will be supported DIGIC 4 image processor, which allows the photographer can shoot images continuously at a speed of 3 frames per second as well as vulnerable ISO 100-6400 can be increased up to 12,800.
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About the performance, the EOS Rebel T5 has a shutter speed of 1/4000 second - 30 seconds, suitable for those who are interested in long exposure shooting. This camera also comes with a 3-inch LCD screen capable of displaying full HD video at 30 frames per second.Like most modern cameras, the EOS Rebel T5 also presents features creative filters, such as Fisheye, Toy camera, and Miniature effect. For product availability, this camera will be available in March 2014 at a price estimated price of US $ 549.99 or US $ 6.6 million.
Full specifications Canon EOS Rebel T5:- Sensor 18 MP APS-C- The image processor DIGIC 4- Vulnerable ISO 100-6400 (12800 extended)- Shutter: 1/4000 seconds - 30 seconds- Penta Mirror. 95% field of view, 0.8 times magnification- LCD monitor 3.0-inch 460,000 dot- Video 1980 x 1080 30p. MOV format, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264- Scene Intelligent Auto- Five Creative Filters- Final Image Simulation- Media SD / SDHC / SDXC- Battery LP-E10- Dimensions 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9mm- Weight 435 grams (body onl