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  1. Why Google owes the European Union $5 billion

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    The emerging Cambridge Analytica/Facebook affair…

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

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

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Apple has spent record $2.2 million lobbying Trump administration over past three months

    Apple spent an all-time high $2.2 million lobbying Donald Trump’s federal government…

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

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

  16. 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…

  17. 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….

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

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

  19. Privacy 101: Why you need a VPN

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

  20. 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…

  21. FBI Director James Comey cancels SXSW 2017 appearance

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

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Outgoing FCC chief Tom Wheeler offers final defense of so-called ‘net neutrality’

    The outgoing head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, used his final public speech…

  25. 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…

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