11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Tesla unveiled a brand new model, Oculus Rift shipped, Snapchat saw a major upgrade and the Apple vs. FBI case came to a close. These are this week's top tech stories you don't want to miss

Sure, why not? FBI agrees to unlock iPhone for Arkansas prosecutor

The FBI, which just a few days ago was attempting to convince the country of its helplessness in the face of encrypted iPhones, has generously offered its assistance in unlocking an iPhone and iPod fo

ACLU map shows locations of 63 ongoing phone-unlocking cases

In case you thought the recently and abruptly terminated fracas in San Bernardino was an isolated incident, the ACLU has put together a handy map of cases around the country where the All Writs Act ha

Justice Department drops lawsuit against Apple as FBI has now unlocked Farook’s iPhone

The FBI has unlocked <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-fbi">Farook’s iPhone 5c</a> involved in the San Bernardino shooting using an alternative method that didn’t involve Apple. Gi

Encryption pioneer Martin Hellman talks security, Apple, the FBI and the future of cryptography

Martin Hellman, Stanford Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, was one of those awarded this year's Turing Award by the Association for Computing Machinery. Named for computer science pioneer

The FBI is working with Cellebrite to unlock San Bernardino iPhone, reports say

Israeli company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cellebrite.com">Cellebrite</a> has been appointed by the FBI to find an alternative way to unlock <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-

FBI says it might not need Apple’s help unlocking that iPhone after all, asks to postpone hearing (UPDATE: Postponed!)

Just one day before the government was set to meet Apple in court to determine whether Apple could be forced to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook.. the government is say

Conflict between Apple and the FBI started 18 months ago with the release of iOS 8, says Bloomberg

While Apple and the FBI are about to <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/02/25/apple-files-motion-to-dismiss-the-court-order-to-force-it-to-unlock-iphone-citing-free-speech-rights/">fight in cou

John Oliver dives into the iPhone FBI encryption debate

If you were hoping that John Oliver would do a deep dive on the iPhone encryption debate: good news. Today's the day.

U.S. Attorney General defends FBI case against Apple on Stephen Colbert’s show

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.

Watch how easy it is for someone to hack your iPhone

With all the hoopla surrounding the FBI-Apple controversy, it may surprise you how easy it is to hack into an iPhone. In this video, Skycure CEO Adi Sharabani demonstrated how simple it was to access

Apple and the Justice Department enter the ‘open hostilities’ phase of iPhone unlocking case

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

Justice Department appeals pro-Apple decision in New York iPhone case

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.

Apple vs FBI: Lavabit warns FBI’s “extraordinary” action may drive US businesses offshore

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

San Bernardino DA claims Syed Farouk’s iPhone may house ‘cyber pathogen’

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

San Bernardino survivor’s husband backs Apple in battle with FBI

A recent poll suggested that the majority of Americans support the FBI and its order to open the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. While some of those voices may be less aware

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week the Apple vs. FBI battle raged on, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Facebook changed up the Like button, and more. Here are the top stories of the week.

Apple Files Motion To Vacate The Court Order To Force It To Unlock iPhone, Citing Constitutional Free Speech Rights

In a discussion with Apple executives today, TechCrunch was informed that Apple had filed a Motion to Vacate in the case of the FBI compelling Apple to assist in unlocking an iPhone belonging to Syed

Tim Cook: A Backdoor Into The iPhone Would Be The ‘Software Equivalent Of Cancer’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has mounted the fiercest argument explaining why Apple is opposed to an FBI order to open the iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook.

Apple Supporters From All Walks Line Up In Downtown San Francisco To Rally Against FBI Court Order

A large group lined up outside of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this evening, but not for the usual reasons. This time, about 60 to 70 protestors swarmed Apple to voice their opposition to
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