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Grieving father begs #Apple to help unlock dead son's #iPhone to retrieve old photos

Grieving father begs #Apple to help unlock dead son's #iPhone to retrieve old photos

ROME — A grieving father in Italy has written to Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook to beg him to unblock his dead son’s iPhone so he can retrieve the photographs stored on it. If the US tech giant fails, he said he will turn to the elite of the hacking world — Apple’s nemesis in the San Bernardino case, which saw the FBI turn to outside help after it failed to force the Silicon valley company to crack a killer’s iPhone. “Don’t deny me the memories of my son,” architect Leonardo Fabbretti wrote in an email sent to Mr Cook and the head of the company’s software department, following repeated failed attempts to access the teenager’s device. Dama, who was adopted from Ethiopia in 2007, was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2013 after a skiing accident and died in September aged 13 after a series of operations and chemotherapy sessions failed to cure him. “I cannot give up. Having l...

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