Chula Vista Police Department Has Tech to Unlock iPhones


A police department in Southern California is unlocking iPhones collected as evidence. The Chula Vista Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in San Diego County to use the technology.  

The software costs around $15,000 and can crack 300 locked iPhones.  Officials say the technology is key for identifying stolen property and motives for crimes.  

The collection of personal data came under fire when Apple refused to unlock a cell phone that belonged to the San Bernardino terrorists, but the feds ending up hiring a third party to help out.

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