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  1. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others denounce Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ anti-encryption law

    Apple, Google and Microsoft have denounced the Australian government’s decision to pass an anti-encryption law that…

  2. Backdoors: Australia passes laws allowing spies and police to snoop on encrypted communications

    Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications…

  3. Apple to Australia: This is no time to weaken encryption; access only for ‘good guys’ is a false premise

    Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government…

  4. Apple urges Australian government not to destroy encryption with ‘backdoors’

    Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government…

  5. Apple, other tech giants denounce proposed Australian law seeking encryption ‘backdoor’

    Four global tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon – will oppose an Australian law…

  6. Australia plans law for tech firms to hand over encrypted private data or face millions in fines, jail time for execs

    Australia on Tuesday proposed a new law requiring technology firms…

  7. More proof that iPhone backdoors are a stupid idea: Massive cache of law enforcement personnel data leaks

    A data breach at a federally funded active shooter training center has exposed the personal data of thousands of US law enforcement officials…

  8. Apple highlights user privacy as Facebook exec steps down

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes every opportunity to highlight his company’s commitment to privacy…

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

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. U.S. to disclose estimate of number of American citizens under surveillance

    The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been…

  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. Hardware hack bypasses iPhone passcode security

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

  22. 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…

  23. Inept Microsoft demonstrates just how right Apple was to stand up to U.S. government overreach

    I wrote an opinion piece predating the San Bernardino shootings on why Apple was right to stand firm…

  24. Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that ‘backdoors’ are a stupid idea

    Microsoft leaked the golden keys that unlock Windows-powered tablets, phones and other devices sealed…

  25. Apple rehires prominent security pro to deliver even more powerful security features

    Apple Inc , which has resisted pressure from U.S. law enforcement to unlock encrypted iPhones…

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