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Apple vs. FBI: The Apple of Beijing’s Eye

Apple’s standoff over the FBI’s demand to crack open the cellphone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook is more than a quintessentially American debate over the limits of privacy in an era of terrorism. Read more here: http://newsweekme.com/?p=7227 Social Streams

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Report Details Horror, Heroism During San Bernardino Shooting

Sept 10- A report into last year’s shooting rampage by a husband and wife in San Bernardino, California, reveals how three county workers battled to stop the shooters as they sprayed bullets into a conference room full of their colleagues. The report released on Friday describes the carnage found by rescue workers after Syed Rizwan Farook

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FBI Decides Provisionally Not to Share iPhone Unlock: Sources

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, April 27  – The FBI has provisionally decided not to share an iPhone unlocking mechanism used by a contractor to open the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters because the agency does not own the mechanism, two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. The FBI is

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FBI Trick for Breaking into iPhone Likely to Leak, Limiting its Use

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 – The FBI’s method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts. Once it is exposed, Apple should be able to plug the encryption hole, comforting iPhone users worried that losing physical possession

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U.S. Succeeds in Cracking Apple’s iPhone, Drops Legal Action

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 – The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption unresolved. The abrupt end to a

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Israeli Firm Helping FBI to Open Encrypted iPhone: Report

TEL AVIV, March 23 – Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI will no longer need the help of

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The Apple of Beijing’s Eye

What the tech giant did and didn’t do when China knocked on its backdoor BY Bill Powell Apple’s standoff over the FBI’s demand to crack open the cellphone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook is more than a quintessentially American debate over the limits of privacy in an era of terrorism. It has

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Justice Department Asks Judge to Revisit NY iPhone Case

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, March 8- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sought to overturn a ruling which protects Apple from unlocking an iPhone in a New York drug case. A magistrate judge in Brooklyn last week ruled that the Justice Department could not compel the tech giant to unlock the phone. The government on

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Police Say Criminals Like Apple iPhones Because of Encryption

By Dan Levine March 4 – Some criminals have switched to new iPhones as their “device of choice” to commit wrongdoing due to strong encryption Apple Inc has placed on their products, three law enforcement groups said in a court filing. The groups told a judge overseeing Apple’s battle with the U.S. Department of Justice

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Apple’s Fight with U.S. Could Speed Development of Gov’t Proof Devices

By Joseph Menn and Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23 – The legal showdown between Apple Inc and U.S. law enforcement over encryption, no matter the outcome, will likely accelerate tech company efforts to engineer safeguards against government intrusion, tech industry executives say. Already, an emerging industry is marketing super-secure phones and mobile applications. An

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