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  1. California’s data privacy law highlights growing frustration with tech industry

    Driven by everything from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandals…

  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. California lawmakers approve data-privacy bill despite opposition from Google, Facebook, advertisers

    California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed data privacy legislation aimed at giving consumers more control…

  4. What is Exactis and how could it have leaked the data of nearly every American?

    A company you’ve likely never heard of allegedly exposed some of the most personal data…

  5. Exactis leak exposes 340 million personal records: Phone numbers, home addresses and religious beliefs were publicly accessible

    Exactis might be fueled by data, but its recent blunder is a warning that any database without firewall protection…

  6. Apple CEO Cook talks leadership, social issues at ‘CEO Initiative’ series

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is unafraid to speak his mind on issues ranging from data privacy and immigration…

  7. Facebook patents show it can predict when you’ll get married, change jobs, and die

    Facebook has been widely recognized for the extreme lengths it takes to collect data on its users…

  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. Apple now lets users download all the data associated with their accounts

    Apple has launched a new Data & Privacy website that includes an option for Apple users to download all the data…

  10. Alphabet Inc’s Google could face $4.3 billion claim in U.K. iPhone privacy case

    iPhone users suing Google over data-collection claims may be seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion)…

  11. Here’s what Apple sent when I asked for all the data they had on me

    Last week, I asked Apple to give me all the data it’s collected on me since I first became a customer…

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

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. UPMC Susquehanna’s new surgical center supported by Apple technology

    An Apple a day keeps the doctor away…

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

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

  18. 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…

  19. Hardware hack bypasses iPhone passcode security

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

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  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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