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  1. President Trump uses three Apple iPhones, one of which is unsecured

    “Officials said the president has two official iPhones that have been altered by the National Security Agency to limit their abilities…

  2. Facebook really is spying on you – just not through your phone’s mic

    Facebook is now so good at watching what we do online — and even offline, wandering around the physical world — it doesn’t need to hear us…

  3. Apple to Australia: This is no time to weaken encryption; access only for ‘good guys’ is a false premise

    Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government…

  4. Apple urges Australian government not to destroy encryption with ‘backdoors’

    Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government…

  5. Apple, other tech giants denounce proposed Australian law seeking encryption ‘backdoor’

    Four global tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon – will oppose an Australian law…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Russian hacker gang robbed Russian banks with over one million hacked Android phones

    On Monday, Russian officials announced a successful series of raids against a hacking gang…

  13. 36 widely-used Android devices ship with malware preinstalled

    The Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention has recently detected a severe infection in 36 Android devices…

  14. iPhone hardened to handle military-grade secrets in UK; Android and Samsung deemed insufficient in security

    Describing Apple’s iPhone 7 as the ‘device of choice’ for the UK Ministry of Defence…

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

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

  16. The cost of free: More than one million Google Android devices hit by malware

    More than one million Google accounts have been breached by malware that infiltrated older Android devices…

  17. 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…

  18. Secret backdoor in U.S. Android phones sent location, text, contact data to China

    The preinstalled software in some Android phones monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages and sends that data to China…

  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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