Our taxes in practice — FBI pays hackers to open terror iPhone

The iPhone 5c believed to contain evidence from the San Bernadino shootings is in the news yet again. This time, the FBI supposedly sent cash to hackers for help — are they serious?

Secret sources tell WaPo that a mysterious gray-hat gang got paid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In return, the hackers provided a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 9 (or perhaps more than one). The bug(s) were then exploited to permit the FBI to break into a Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers visualize panic on the streets of Cupertino. Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: That Led Zeppelin knock-off allegation is old news

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