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  1. 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…

  2. Why Google owes the European Union $5 billion

    After the better part of three years’ investigation, the European Union has announced…

  3. 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…

  4. The NSA’s hidden spy hubs revealed in eight U.S. cities

    The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures…

  5. 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…

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

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  7. 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…

  8. Facebook’s surveillance machine

    Facebook’s business model involves having people go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance…

  9. Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg AWOL from Facebook’s damage control session

    Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declined to face his employees on Tuesday to explain…

  10. U.S. FTC reportedly probing Facebook’s abuse of personal data as UK summons Zuckerberg for questioning

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether the use of personal data from 50 million Facebook users…

  11. Yet another Facebook debacle means it’s time for an Apple social network

    The emerging Cambridge Analytica/Facebook affair…

  12. The problem isn’t Cambridge Analytica: It’s Facebook

    Cambridge Analytica garnered headlines across the world on Friday as Facebook formally suspended the company…

  13. Cellebrite: We keep iPhone exploits secret for the public’s safety

    Earlier this week, Forbes learned that Israel-based U.S. government contractor Cellebrite was touting…

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

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

  15. 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…

  16. President Trump sarcastically accuses FBI of ‘blaming Samsung’ for missing Strzok-Page texts

    President Donald Trump tweeted his contempt for the FBI on Tuesday as he demanded to kno…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Eric Schmidt to step down as the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc.

    Eric Schmidt will be stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet’s board of directors…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

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

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

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. Use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

    Worried about your ISP? Is someone on your coffee shop’s Wi-Fi? A virtual private network (VPN) can help protect your privacy…

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