A man has been thrown into prison for 180 days after refusing to hand over his password to police officers in the US.
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A man in Florida, United States accused of “hitting and scratching” his young daughter has been jailed for almost six months for not providing police with a lock code to access his iPhone.
Christopher Wheeler was adamant that the code he gave to law enforcement officers was correct, but the iPhone’s lock screen did not yield.
The Florida court judge presiding over the case, who previously found Wheeler, 41, guilty of contempt of court, demanded that he turn over the correct four-digit number sequence, but Wheeler argued: “I swear, under oath, I’ve given [the detectives] the password.”