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Tag: government surveillance

  1. 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…

  2. FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW 2017 appearance

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. What Apple got right but Amazon is getting wrong

    Law and technology frequently operate at cross purposes….

  7. 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…

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

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

  9. 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..

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

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

  17. Hardware hack bypasses iPhone passcode security

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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. FBI Director Comey calls for national talk over encryption vs. safety

    The FBI’s director said Friday the agency is collecting data to present next year in hopes…

  23. 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…

  24. Feckless FBI unable to unlock iPhone, even with a ‘fingerprint unlock warrant’

    A judge recently took the controversial step of letting the FBI force a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints. But it didn’t work…

  25. The Touch ID lock on your iPhone isn’t cop-proof

    Law enforcement may be able to compel suspects to press their fingers to the devices and unlock them…

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