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  1. Bipartisan ‘Secure Data Act’ would make it illegal for U.S. government to demand backdoors

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  2. Fired FBI director James Comey reveals how Apple’s encryption efforts drove him crazy

    Fired FBI director James Comey writes about President Trump while also addressing other aspects of his career…

  3. The U.S. government can now (probably) unlock every iPhone model in existence

    In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement…

  4. Bill Gates thinks Apple should unlock iPhones at the government’s request

    In an interview with Axios, Bill Gates warned Apple and other tech giants that they risk the kind of nightmarish government…

  5. FBI forensic expert blasts Apple ‘jerks’ for encrypting iPhones

    Ever since Apple made encryption default on the iPhone, the FBI has been waging a war against encryption…

  6. FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an ‘urgent public safety issue’

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices…

  7. iCloud changes put Apple on collision course with overreaching governments

    Apple has consistently argued against laws that would require tech companies to build so-called ‘back doors’ into their software…

  8. Apple flies in top executives to lobby Australia’s Turnbull government on encryption laws

    Apple’s top privacy executives have flown out to Australia twice in the past month…

  9. Apple meeting with Australian government to discuss proposed encryption ‘back doors’

    Attorney-General George Brandis will meet with global tech-giant Apple this week…

  10. President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey who called for iPhone backdoor

    President Trump has fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey…

  11. After U.S. gov’t refuses to declassify sum paid for FBI’s San Bernardino iPhone hack, Senator Dianne Feinstein inadvertently reveals it

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone…

  12. FBI’s James Comey: ‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

    All of us have a reasonable expectation of privacy in our homes, in our cars, and in our devices. But…

  13. FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW 2017 appearance

    FBI Director James Comey will be unable to attend SXSW due to “scheduling conflicts” that…

  14. News organizations ask judge to force FBI to reveal how much it paid to unlock San Bernadino Islamic terrorist’s iPhone

    Last year, the battle between Apple and the FBI dominated headlines…

  15. Proving Apple’s assertion that there are no good backdoors, hacker dumps iOS cracking tools allegedly stolen from Cellebrite

    The hacker responsible has publicly released a cache of files allegedly stolen from Cellebrite…

  16. A hacker just proved that Apple was right to worry about creating a backdoor to the iPhone

    Last year, when the F.B.I procured a court order forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging…

  17. “1984” in 2017: Apple’s Orwellian move in China

    Most people old enough to have watched the 1984 Super Bowl will not remember the two American football teams…

  18. What Apple got right but Amazon is getting wrong

    Law and technology frequently operate at cross purposes….

  19. New Apple Report suggests governments everywhere are demanding customer data

    Apple has published the latest edition of its biannual report on Government Information Requests…

  20. President Trump’s attorney general pick Jeff Sessions could restart the encryption fight

    After weeks of speculation, President-elect Donald Trump today named Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his choice for attorney general…

  21. FBI wants to get into locked Apple iPhone of Minnesota Islamic terrorist Dahir Adan

    When the FBI asked a court to force Apple to help crack the encrypted iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter…

  22. British PM Theresa May launches thinly veiled attacks on Apple and Facebook

    Theresa May launched a thinly veiled attack on Apple and Facebook…

  23. Hardware hack bypasses iPhone passcode security

    The work contradicts a claim made by the FBI earlier this year that this approach would not work….

  24. Apple backs Microsoft in battle against U.S. government over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ searches

    Apple Inc., Google and Amazon.com Inc. were among the tech leaders that rallied behind Microsoft Corp…

  25. After calling for less security in Apple iPhone case, feckless FBI calls for more security as two state voter databases hacked

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases…

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