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  1. San Francisco bans city use of facial-recognition tech tools

    Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive…

  2. ACLU files complaint with U.S. DHS over unwarranted interrogation of Apple employee and attempted device search

    Today the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (ACLU-NC) filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on behalf of Apple employee…

  3. Apple security expert moves to ACLU as ‘public interest tech’ builds

    A senior Apple Inc security expert left for a much lower-paying job at the American Civil Liberties Union…

  4. President Trump: ‘I would rather have fake news’ than censorship

    President Trump on Tuesday railed against social media censorship…

  5. ACLU: Apple’s ban of Alex Jones and Infowars could set dangerous social media precedent

    The director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) speech, privacy and technology project, warned Monday that bans against Alex Jones and Infowars…

  6. The U.S. Supreme Court must understand that cellphones aren’t voluntary

    You may not realize it, but the cell phone in your pocket creates a time-stamped map of everywhere you go…

  7. U.S. Supreme court cellphone warrant case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk

    On Wednesday, the supreme court will consider whether the government must obtain a warrant…

  8. Apple, other tech companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking

    In a legal brief filed last night, Apple and a group of several high-profile technology companies…

  9. Group launches petition demanding Apple not implement patent to remotely disable iPhone camera

    A Care2 petition has launched a petition asking Apple not to implement a recently-granted patent…

  10. Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Senseless killings this week remind us that justice is still out of reach for many’

    In light of two fatal police shootings of black men in as many days, Apple chief executive Tim Cook voiced a call for justice…

  11. Apple could stop civilians recording police with new iPhone technology

    A new patent filed by Apple has left many worried that it will be used to censor civilians…

  12. How Apple’s clarion call united the entire tech industry against U.S. government overreach

    In the first hours and days after Apple rejected a court order to unlock an iPhone belonging to…

  13. Woz: U.S. government ‘picked the lamest case you ever could’

    Woz said that he sided with Apple in the FBI fight, first because he’s always been strong on human rights…

  14. This is Tim Cook’s Apple: Clash over iPhone privacy redefines Steve Jobs’ company

    Cook has been using the pulpit of Apple to emerge as one of the world’s most outspoken corporate executives on privacy and other social issues…

  15. Lavabit: U.S. government overreach may drive U.S. companies offshore

    Another amicus brief has been filed in support of Apple in its legal battle with the FBI over the measures…

  16. The full list of who’s for Apple and who’s for U.S. government overreach

    Sheri Pym, the U.S. magistrate who ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, has some reading to do…

  17. Apple case exposes ongoing rift in Obama administration over encryption policy

    FBI Director James Comey and the DOJ have long tried and failed to convince other departments to join the broader battle against unbreakable encryption…

  18. Seth Meyers of NBC’s ‘Late Night’ looks at Apple vs. U.S. government

    Seth Meyers of NBC’s ‘Late Night’ took aim at the subject of smartphone encryption and explained why…

  19. Why Apple should hold firm against U.S. government overreach

    Personal privacy and doubts about law enforcement’s motives give Apple the better argument…

  20. ‘Dormant cyber pathogen’ San Bernardino DA Michael Ramos demands judge command Apple to help FBI decrypt iPhone

    One day after the San Bernardino County district attorney said that an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters might contain…

  21. Why even Apple’s mortal enemies are lining up to protest U.S. government overreach

    More than two dozen technology companies said Thursday that they stand with Apple in its battle with the FBI…

  22. Apple’s best defense against the FBI is the one it can’t share publicly

    The US government lost the backdoor race long ago…

  23. San Bernardino DA: Terrorist’s county-owned iPhone could contain ‘dormant cyber pathogen’ or something

    The iPhone at the center of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and the FBI may hold…

  24. U.N. Human Rights Commissioner: U.S. government risks opening a Pandora’s Box in Apple iPhone case

    The top U.N. human rights official warned on Friday that U.S. officials risked opening a ‘Pandora’s Box’ in the case against Apple…

  25. Former U.S. Homeland Security Chief: iPhone override would be software equivalent of biological weapon

    Forcing Apple to write an operating system so it can try to break into the iPhone used by a terrorist…