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Tag: spying

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Hardware hack bypasses iPhone passcode security

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. U.S. government wants your fingerprints to unlock your phone

    As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone…

  12. U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu says strong encryption without backdoors is a ‘national security priority’

    Ted Lieu is one of the few bona fide computer geeks in Congress…

  13. Apple demands delay in NY iPhone case: Company wants to test FBI hack in San Bernardino terrorist iPhone case

    Apple last week asked a federal magistrate in New York to extend a court filing deadline…

  14. FBI vs. Apple isn’t over; Fourth Amendment issues remain

    The FBI and Apple reached a cease-fire last week, but it can’t last…

  15. Apple says it may not be needed to unlock New York drug dealer’s iPhone

    Apple Inc. said it may not be needed to help unlock an iPhone connected to a drug case in New York…

  16. Zdziarski’s take on the FBI’s ‘alternative’ method

    FBI acknowledged today that there ‘appears’ to be an alternative way into Farook’s iPhone 5c…

  17. FBI may be required to hand over Apple iPhone hacking secrets

    Any new method the bureau uses to hack into iPhones may be short-lived as it may be obligated to give Apple the details so the company can fix the security gap…

  18. Apple won Round 1 vs. U.S. government overreach; what comes next?

    A showdown between Apple and the FBI over a dead terrorist’s iPhone took a surprise twist this week…

  19. Steve Jobs’ former publicist: Apple got PR wrong in fight against U.S. government overreach

    The publicist who helped Steve Jobs launch the first Macintosh in the 1980s says Apple failed to…

  20. Ex-Apple CEO Sculley: FBI relying on hackers is fair

    Technology and social media companies recently joined Apple Inc. to fight the battle of will with the FBI…

  21. Apple gets short-term win over Big Brother; issue deferred, not resolved

    Less than 24 hours before a highly anticipated Tuesday court session where prosecutors and Apple lawyers…

  22. FBI could be using these hacks to break into killer’s iPhone

    There are a number of ways the FBI could be attempting to hack into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino killer…

  23. FBI says it may have found method to unlock San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone

    The Justice Department said on Monday that it might no longer need Apple’s assistance to help open an iPhone…

  24. Countdown to doomsday: Apple, FBI face off in court Tuesday

    If you’ve been reading the headlines about Apple’s fight with the FBI, you know it’s easy to assume…

  25. Apple sees weakness in FBI’s last-minute hearing request

    A last-minute request by the FBI to call witnesses to next week’s court hearing in the San Bernardino iPhone case…

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