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  1. Apple previews new Apple Watch software

    Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update…

  2. It’s currently far too easy for thieves to sell a stolen Apple Watch

    Apple Watch is now also the easiest Apple gadget to steal…

  3. Apple Watch lacks necessary security features to dissuade theft

    The Apple Watch contains security measures to prevent thieves from accessing your data…

  4. Apple’s kowtow to China undermines Obama’s tough talk on snooping or something

    US president Barack Obama was sharply critical of China’s newest security demands…

  5. Ex-NSA lawyer says encryption could ‘BlackBerry’ Apple and Google

    The battle over encryption of consumer internet users’ data…

  6. U.S. NSA director makes another visit to Silicon Valley

    Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said on Monday…

  7. Edward Snowden’s privacy tips: ‘Get rid of Dropbox,” avoid Facebook and Google

    According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from Google, Facebook, and Dropbox…

  8. Apple’s iPhone encryption is a godsend, even if government snoops and cops hate it

    It took the upheaval of the Edward Snowden revelations to make clear to everyone…

  9. Apple releases online tool for checking Activation Lock status of iOS devices

    Apple recently released a tool that lets anyone check the Activation Lock status…

  10. Short-timer U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder blasts Apple for protecting users’ privacy against government overreach

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged Apple to preserve law-enforcement access to smartphones…

  11. Signaling post-Snowden era, Apple’s iPhone, iPad lock out N.S.A.

    This distinguishes Apple from companies that make a profit from collecting and selling users’ personal data to advertisers…

  12. What if Osama bin Laden had an iPhone?

    Apple’s decision to release a mobile operating system that is so thoroughly encrypted that the company cannot unlock its devices for authorities…

  13. FBI blasts Apple for protective users’ privacy by locking government, police out of iPhones and iPads

    FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple on Thursday…

  14. No, by safeguarding user’s privacy, Apple is not picking a fight with the U.S. or any other government

    Apple is setting a precedent that users, and not companies, should hold the keys to their own devices…

  15. Me-too Google: Uh, okay, we’ll do default encryption like Apple, too (it’ll just take several years to roll out)

    The next generation of Google’s Android operating system…

  16. Apple’s iOS Activation Lock reduces iPhone thefts, Samsung phone thefts skyrocket

    In New York City, iPhone thefts and robberies dropped 29 and 19 percent…

  17. A.G. Schneiderman, D.A. Gascón commend Apple’s new iOS 8 for enabling ‘kill switch’ by default

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón …

  18. Google, Microsoft look to catch up to Apple by incorporating ‘kill switches’ in next mobile OS versions

    Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. will incorporate a ‘kill switch’ into the next versions…

  19. GotoFail lives? Hackers claim compromise of Apple’s iCloud and Activation Lock, possibly via SSL bug

    This is either a beginner’s mistake or it was done on purpose. Intelligence agencies like the NSA can thus easily intercept all communication via iCloud…

  20. California Senate passes mandatory smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill

    California’s Senate passed a bill requiring smartphone makers such as Apple…

  21. Will Apple’s ‘kill switch’ tamp down iPhone thefts?

    The Activation Lock Apple added to iOS 7’s ‘Find My Phone’ feature functions as a kill switch…

  22. San Francisco District Attorney to Apple: Enable Activation Lock on every iPhone by default

    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón released survey results…

  23. Smartphone thefts probed by state, city prosecutors as companies fail to act to their liking

    Top state and city law enforcement officials on Thursday will announce an expansive investigation…

  24. iOS 7: Apple’s war against jailbreaking now makes perfect sense

    Apple has been locked in a long-term war of attrition against iOS jailbreakers…

  25. Apple reveals iOS 7 theft deterrent feature ‘Activation Lock’ ahead of gov’t meeting on crime

    Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss…

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