|Submitted||March 23, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All communications with Cellebrite (a mobile forensics company) discussing accessing, hacking, exploiting, cracking, unlocking, decrypting, imaging, and brute forcing iPhones, iPads, and iPods running version 9 of the iOS operating system. You may limit to search to communications transmitted between June 1, 2015 and the date this request is processed.
For reference, here is a page describing Cellebrite's capabilities against iOS 8: http://www.cellebrite.com/Pages/cellebrite-solution-for-locked-apple-devices-running-ios-8x
And this is a March 23 news report that describes Cellebrite's involvement with the FBI to unlock a phone running iOS 9: http://www.voanews.com/content/israeli-firm-helping-fbi-to-open-encrypted-iphone/3250762.html
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Rudenberg,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.
Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.
Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO (540) 868-4593
Direct (540) 868-4286
Fax (540) 868-4391/4997
A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 23, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.