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  1. 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…

  2. Apple launches new website devoted to privacy, showing off features of iPhones and Macs

    The feature comes as Apple contrast itself vs. companies like Facebook and Google, which rely on collecting data about their users and making it available to advertisers…

  3. Facebook says Russian firms ‘scraped’ data, including users’ photos to build facial recognition profiles for Russian government

    Facebook removed 66 accounts, pages and apps linked to Russian firms that build facial recognition software for the Russian government…

  4. FBI investigating Facebook security breach where attackers accessed 30 million users’ personal information

    Facebook revealed on Friday that a previously announced security breach on its platform…

  5. Facebook discovers security breach affecting 50 million users

    Facebook Inc. has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts…

  6. Facebook is giving advertisers access to users’ shadow contact information

    Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor…

  7. 42% of U.S. users have ‘taken a break’ from Facebook; 28% have deleted the Facebook app in the past year

    Significant shares of Facebook users have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. U.S. Feds: New judge must force iPhone unlock, overturning ruling that favored Apple

    As expected, federal prosecutors in an iPhone unlocking case in New York have now asked a more senior judge…

  13. U.S. government appeals Apple win in Brooklyn iPhone encryption battle

    Apple Inc. agreed to unlock a drug dealer’s iPhone before abruptly changing course in October after a judge…

  14. John McAfee lied about San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone hack to ‘get a shitload of public attention’

    McAfee has been on a media tour discussing a court order that directs Apple to write custom code to help the FBI access a terrorist’s iPhone…

  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…