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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

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

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. At the start of the Trump era, Apple spent more on lobbying than ever, but outspent 2.5 times by Google

    Since the election of President Donald Trump, Apple’s been been cultivating some good old fashioned Washington influence….

  8. Protecting against possible ISP snooping by using a VPN and https

    The Obama Administration created a new set of restrictions on Internet service providers…

  9. Why Congress’s rejection of proposed FCC data rules will not affect your privacy in the slightest

    Congress was right to disapprove them…

  10. Privacy 101: Why you need a VPN

    Earlier this week, the Republican-led Congress voted to repeal FCC rules that blocked ISPs…

  11. 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…

  12. FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW 2017 appearance

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

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. What Apple got right but Amazon is getting wrong

    Law and technology frequently operate at cross purposes….

  17. 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…

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

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

  19. U.S. FCC says AT&T and Verizon ‘harm consumers’ with free data schemes

    In two letters sent to AT&T and Verizon yesterday, the FCC writes that sponsored data plans from the telecom giants..

  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. Under President Trump, Obama ally Google may face policy setbacks, including roll back of so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules

    During Obama’s presidency, more than 250 people moved between jobs at Google or related firms and the federal government, national political campaigns and Congress…

  22. Google’s Eric Schmidt wore staff badge at Hillary Clinton’s ‘victory’ party

    Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Inc., was spotted at Hillary Clinton’s ‘victory’ party last Tuesday wearing a staff badge…

  23. President-elect Trump’s Android phone could be a national security crisis

    If Trump is indeed using an Android device, he’s using a phone that the cybersecurity world broadly regards as significantly less secure than Apple’s iPhone…

  24. WikiLeaks emails show extremely close relationship between Clinton campaign and Google’s Eric Schmidt

    The emails between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook show that Schmidt met with Podesta…

  25. 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…

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