Google also has orderd unlock 9 andoid phones.
The legal battle between Apple and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) over a locked iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters may be over, but the Department of Justice (DoJ) are back in front of a judge with a similar request.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been found, revealing the government has asked Google's assistance to help the FBI has scored at least nine locking Android smartphone citing court documents all writs bill publicly available.
Google to court documents released by the ACLU, many federal agencies have used all writs law - the same old law under the Ministry of Justice in the case of San Bernardino invoked force Apple to help the FBI in the terror investigation.
In addition, the American Civil Liberties Union has released 54 court cases, federal authorities asked Apple to provide assistance to help them access information locked iPhone. However, this is the first time has been confirmed, Google also received such a request.
Unlike Apple, Google Can Reset Android Devices Remotely
In 2015, the New York district attorney said, Google can remotely reset the password Android devices, if the court needs to access it.
In other words, unlike Apple, Google has the technical capability to reset the password for the Android device users (~ one billion US dollars) of about 74%, than running without full disk encryption Android5.0 Lollipop all versions of the old ones.
Google has ordered a number of federal agencies, in some cases, including technical assistance:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an investigation of an alleged child pornographer in California.
- The FBI in the investigation of an alleged cocaine dealer, who go by the name “Grumpy,” in New Mexico.
- The Bureau of Land Management in the investigation of an alleged marijuana grow operation in Oregon
- The Secret Service in an unknown court case in North Carolina.