India Plans On Buying Cellebrite Tech To Help Law Enforcement Agencies Hack IPhones Globally

The Indian government has struck deals with technology Israel-based Cellebrite used to gain access to the iPhone 5c in the San Bernardino shooting, reports Economic Times. The FBI reportedly paid Cellebrite up to $1M to access the phone in the high-profile case that lead to a court battle with Apple.

India says it’ll use the technology to help other law enforcement agencies around the world crack high-security devices such as the iPhone.

“We are likely to have the technology within a month or so. India will become a global hub for cases where law enforcement is unable to break into phones,” said a senior Forensic Science Laboratory official.

As of now, it’s unclear whether or not India will buy exclusive rights to the tech, or if they’ll make it available to all other governments at no cost.

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