Weeks before the FBI sought a court order forcing Apple to help it break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen, a sister agency was already using an Israeli security firm’s technology to attempt to crack a similar device.
The FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have repeatedly insisted that they had no other option but to force Apple to help them crack an iPhone used by the gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, at least until an outside party offered assistance earlier this week.
“We have engaged all parts of the U.S. government” to find a way to access the device without Apple’s help, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers in early March. “If we could have done this quietly and privately, we would have done it.”
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Tech Tour, together with Silverpeak Investment Bank and in conjunction with a selection committee of international investors from firms like Accel Partners, DN Capital, Earlybird and Highland Europe, has researched and evaluated over 175 European private tech companies valued under $ 1 billion.
The organization claims the Tech Tour Growth 50 companies have created over 8, 000 high-tech jobs, attracted over $ 3.5 billion of investment, and have an estimated combined valuation of $ 14.2 billion.
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