Apple vs. FBI
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Technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls -- at least according to conventional wisdom. The skirmish between Apple and the FBI is a prime example: Apple is refusing
On March 22nd, Apple and the FBI will head to federal court to determine whether or not the government can force Apple to open up an otherwise deeply-encrypted iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Far
If you were hoping that John Oliver would do a deep dive on the iPhone encryption debate: good news. Today's the day.
When vulnerability is injected into technology used worldwide, it becomes everyone’s liability.
The FBI wants Apple to do something no private company has ever been forced to do: break its own technology. Specifically, the FBI wants Apple to build a new version of its mobile operating system (iO
Encryption with a backdoor accessible to very few in important situations is what President Barack Obama says he suspects is the answer to the digital privacy versus security debate. That contradicts
As the iPhone unlocking case becomes more heated, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch went on late night television to defend the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s stance.
A 43-page rebuttal from the Justice Department today characterized Apple’s earlier response to an iPhone unlocking request as “corrosive.” Shortly thereafter, an Apple press conferen
Authorities in New York have taken the first step to appealing a judge's ruling last month that denied a request for information held on an iPhone.
Lavabit, the former encrypted email provider that shut down its service in 2013 after the FBI demanded its encryption keys, has filed an amicus brief in support of Apple in its legal battle with the a
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering (and one of its most popular WWDC presenters) says the FBI’s demands on the company will make all iOS users more vulnerable t
With Apple vowing to resist the FBI’s demands for an iPhone backdoor in the San Bernardino case all the way to the Supreme Court, many people assume the company is motivated purely out of principle
The legal tussle between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, and the security weakening measures the security services want the iOS maker to take to help it extract data on the device, has now att
Amazon has confirmed that version 5 of Fire OS for its Fire tablet removes support for device encryption.
On Thursday, the San Bernardino District Attorney speculated that the phone in question may be housing a "dormant cyber pathogen" that threatens the county. The DA's comment represents the first time
At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and Homeland Security threw their support behind encryption techno
In the latest sign of support for Apple’s ongoing security legal battle, Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech behemoths have filed an amicus brief, meaning that they have aligned interes
Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, gave a passionate defense of encryption today, saying his company stood with Apple in its legal battle with the FBI. He made his remarks duri