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Tag: U.S. Senate

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Senator McCain says it’s ‘unacceptable’ that Tim Cook declined testify about encryption, warns of ‘subpoena power’

    Sen. John McCain warned Apple executives Thursday that the Senate Armed Services Committee ‘has subpoena power’ that could compel them…

  4. U.S. Senators blast cable industry’s so-called customer service

    U.S. senators blasted Comcast, AT&T, Charter Communications, and Dish Network over millions of dollars…

  5. Push for encryption law falters after Apple’s stand against government overreach

    U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a ‘back door’ to encrypted communications and electronic devices..

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Apple expresses ‘deep concerns’ over U.S. Senator’s proposed smartphone decryption bill

    Four coalitions representing Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other major tech companies have published an open letter…

  12. Senator Ron Wyden vows filibuster of controversial encryption bill

    Today, legislators published an official draft of a controversial new encryption bill…

  13. U.S. Senate panel releases draft of controversial bill that would break encryption

    Two U.S. senators on Wednesday issued a formal draft of a controversial bill that would give courts the power…

  14. Apple’s fight with U.S. government over privacy enters a new round

    The U.S. said it will keep fighting to get the company’s help in getting data off a phone in Brooklyn, New York…

  15. General public largely oblivious to ramifications of Apple’s fight against U.S. government overreach

    The FBI’s recent attempt to kick down the encryption ‘back door’ of a terrorist’s iPhone in court…

  16. Dianne Feinstein’s response to Apple-FBI dispute is bad for privacy, security

    We knew that Sen. Diane Feinstein was cooking up a bill with North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr in response to Apple’s dispute with the FBI…

  17. White House declines to support legislation to defeat strong encryption

    The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data…

  18. U.S. Senate unanimously approves trade secrets bill

    The U.S. Senate on Monday approved legislation to give companies greater legal protections…

  19. U.S. Senator Wyden pledges to fight limits on encryption

    U.S. Senator Ron Wyden pledged on Wednesday to fight legislation expected shortly in Congress…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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