Cellebrite: Almost All US Government Agencies Can Bypass iPhone Locks

If we are to believe a rather edifying survey by The Intercept site, almost all of the American government agencies have purchased Cellebrite, a technological tool that allows you to bypass the lock of iPhones and recover the data stored on them. Of the 15 government agencies, 14 would have Cellebrite. In addition, Cellebrite’s 2,800 US customers would work directly for the US government.


Cellebrite would therefore be in the hands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Security Administration Social Security, the United States Agency for International Development and also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Intercept also notes that Cellebrite is used by 6 of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and also by 6 of the 10 largest oil companies. One wonders all the same what reasons can justify that the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Education can have such a tool…

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