Judge Says FBI Not Required to Disclose Price of iPhone Unlocking

A federal judge has ruled that the FBI does not have to make public how much it paid last year to unlock an iPhone used by one of the apparent perpetrators of a terrorist attack in California that killed 14 people. Three news organizations -- USA Today, The Associated Press and Vice Media -- sued under the Freedom of Information Act to try to force the FBI to reveal the amount of the payment and the identity of the company that received it, but U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled that information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the landmark transparency statute.