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Apple's Backdoor

Reinier de Graaf | Posted 03.16.2016 | Technology
Reinier de Graaf

Today, when the average consumer database is hacked, the worst possible outcome is a loss of money and dignity. In the future, on an individual level, implanted medical devices could be caused to malfunction, and smart buildings, for all their intelligence, could become vulnerable to sabotage.

Former Cyber Czar Says NSA Can Unlock iPhone Terror Data For FBI

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is perfectly capable of gaining access to the iPhone connected to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, a former n...

Apple vs. FBI in the Context of My Age

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 03.15.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

I implore those in my generation to consider contemporary developments from a broader vantage point than our lives provide, for those people at the forefront of such developments certainly consider more than the last two decades.

FBI Hits Apple With 'Terrible’ Threat

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology

The latest filing in the legal war between the planet’s most powerful government and its most valuable company gave one indication of how the high-s...

The Apple/FBI Case: Freedom, Security, and Judicial Decision-making

Simona Grossi | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Simona Grossi

This case is a poor vehicle for addressing, much less resolving, any of these perplexing and potentially conflicting constitutional concerns.

How We Will Talk to Computers in the Future

Andreas Blixt | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Andreas Blixt

There's a lot of talk right now about the Amazon Echo, or Alexa, as you would refer to the voice assistant that the Echo enables you to converse with....

Apple and the Ticking Time Bomb Scenario

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Apple experts should write the required program, if that's what needs to be done, starting right now! Repeat, starting right now!

Is This The iPhone 7?

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology

Rumors have been swirling for months about Apple's next major iPhone release, unofficially known as the "iPhone 7" and expected to hit stores later th...

Was Apple Right To Reject 'The Binding Of Isaac' On iOS Because It Depicts Violence Towards Children?

Quora | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment

Was Apple right to reject The Binding of Isaac on iOS because it depicts violence towards children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge shari...

Major Tech Companies Plan Increased Encryption In Wake Of Apple-FBI Feud

The Guardian | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology

Spurred on by Apple’s battles against the FBI, some of tech’s biggest names are to expand encryption of user data in their services, the Guardian ...

How The Apple vs. FBI Case Could Put Your Dick Pics At Risk

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.14.2016 | Comedy

Apple's battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption is about more than just access to the phone used by one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino sho...

Scheer Intelligence: William Binney and Blowing the Whistle On the NSA

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Binney spent over 30 years at the National Security Agency as a high-ranked official and left in 2002 after criticizing the agency's system for collecting data on Americans.

Government Accuses Apple Of 'Deliberately' Boosting Security To Keep Feds Out

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology

By Dan Levine and Dustin Volz (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said Apple Inc's rhetoric was "false" in a high-profile fight over t...

Another Discovery From a Falling Apple

Justin Curmi | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

The recent Apple v. FBI court case has showcased the misuse and abuse of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. This lack of the legal argument clarifies and demonstrates the boundaries and the specific criterion of this amendment.

Bill Gates: Apple Case Shows Government Needs To 'Modernize' Laws

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology

Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, took to Reddit on Tuesday to answer questions, including what he thinks about the ongoing fight b...

iPhone 7 Features That Will Make Your Old Phone Smash Its Own Screen

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy

Well, it was announced that the iPhone 7 will be making its way to your pockets -- you know, the place where your money used to be? -- this year. So j...

Apple vs. FBI Is Not About Privacy vs. Security -- It's About How to Achieve Both

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

The mainstream debate on encryption is tainted by an exaggerated reaction to the Snowden leaks. Many of those who side with Apple do so merely out of anxious suspicion of government surveillance by the NSA. We, however, reject this line of reasoning. Weakening encryption will make life easier for cyber criminals and cyber spies. But, at the same time, we have to find solutions to keep ourselves secure.

Apple Is Right

Peter Scheer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
Peter Scheer

Apple claims that this coercion violates its first amendment rights. Can this argument really succeed? Yes, in my view. Although Apple's argument is somewhat overstated -- as are all arguments in litigation -- the order against Apple is a forbidden form of government censorship.

Apple CEO Clashes With GOP Senator Over Encryption At Secretive Retreat

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

It was supposed to be a chummy weekend with GOP lawmakers and billionaires. Instead, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) got into it with Apple CEO Tim Cook over...

Apple Must Clear Another Hurdle In NY Encryption Case

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday resubmitted its case for Apple to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to a drug offender...

Apple's "Backdoor" Jargon Is Full of Hypocrisy

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

The U.S. government has the stronger argument in its battle with Apple over obtaining access to possible information about terrorism in the iPhone of Syed Rozwab Farook.

Terrorist's iPhone: The Feds Are Right

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

The U.S. government has the stronger argument in its battle with Apple over obtaining access to possible information about terrorism in the iPhone of ...

Apple-FBI Dispute: Who Should Decide What Is Bad for America?

Frank Islam | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

In defending his decision not to honor the FBI's request to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists, Apple CEO Tim Cook said...

Top Apple Exec: FBI Wants Us To 'Go Back To The Security Standards Of 2013'

The Washington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology

Craig Federighi is senior vice president of software engineering at Apple. He first joined Apple in 1997....

Hackers Target Apple Customers With Ransomware Attack

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc. customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious...