In “What If Apple Is Wrong?” (MIT Technology Review, 7 Apr. 2016), Jordan Arnold, senior managing director and head of K2 Intelligence’s Private Client Services practice, discusses the importance to law enforcement of accessing information on an iPhone. Looking back on a specific investigation he encountered while with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Jordan discussed what the outcome might have been if his team were not able to unlock the victim’s iPhone. According to Jordan, “Without having had access to the contact list in the devices and the content of text messages, we would have been left, I think, with just surveillance footage. We may have had to hang our hopes on the ability of someone to come forward and say ‘I know who that is.’”

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