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Apple vs. the FBI, a Dispute as Seen From the Cuban Prism

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.06.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The feeling of constant supervision has come to affect the way we speak, filling it with whispers, gestures and metaphors, to avoid saying those words that could get us into trouble.

Criminals Prefer iPhones Because They're So Secure, Police Say

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Some criminals have switched to new iPhones as their "device of choice" to commit wrongdoing due to strong encryption Apple Inc has placed...

Apple's Case Just Got Boosted By Some Very Powerful Allies

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp, AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and techn...

Why Apple's Defeat to Samsung Was a Victory for Innovation

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

In this era of exponentially advancing technologies, the only protections that really matter are speed to market and technological obsolescence. The underlying technologies are changing so fast, that by a time a patent is filed, it loses its innovation value.

Non-Farm Friday - Is America Working? **Trade Review**

Phil Davis | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

We're waiting on the Non-Farm Payroll Report. Yesterday, we got the happy talk we expected from Minneapolis Fed Governor Kaplan and, he did such ...

UN Human Rights Official Warns Against 'Pandora's Box' Precedent In Apple vs. FBI case

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology

GENEVA (Reuters) - 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 ...

If the FBI Had Asked Apple CEO Tim Cook for iPhone Hacking Help via Text...

Kicker | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology
Kicker

What if FBI Director James Comey had texted Apple CEO Tim Cook with his request? We think their conversation would have looked something like this.

Why the ACLU Is Defending Apple

Eliza Sweren-Becker | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Eliza Sweren-Becker

If the government has its way, then it will have won the authority to turn American tech companies against their customers and, in the process, undercut decades of advances in our security and privacy.

Google, Facebook And Microsoft Will Officially Support Apple In Battle Against FBI

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology

(March 3 (Reuters) - Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp , AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet...

Peeping Toms, Welcome Home

Mark Belinsky | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology
Mark Belinsky

If my iPhone isn't secure anymore, how can I expect my smart home to be safe? By forcing Apple to cripple it's security systems, the FBI ensures we'll never be able to fully trust that any technology we invite into our homes doesn't come with a second set of eyes. Or third. Or fourth...

FBI vs. Apple: Holy War or Just Another Whinge?

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology
Art Brodsky

If history tells us anything, it's that a) we've seen this act before, b) that law enforcement will by hook or crook, get the capabilities it needs and c) it will come running to Congress for relief the next time a new technology crops up.

110 Million iPhones in Use in U.S.

Michael R. Levin | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Michael R. Levin

By analyzing data on iPhone buyers, their new model selection, and their prior phones, and overlaying Apple iPhone sales data adjusted to the US market, CIRP estimates the number and model of iPhones in use each quarter.

Corporate Clean Energy Leaders Positioned to Disrupt Fossil Fuel Business as Usual

Ron Pernick | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Ron Pernick

Perhaps the greatest shift in clean tech over the past 15 years has been the transition from proving economies of scale among early technology disrupters (serving initially small niche markets) to the deployment of renewables among mainstream consumers.

Here's What You Need To Know About Apple, FBI Showdown In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology

After weeks of tussling in the press, Apple’s dispute with the FBI over data privacy went before Congress on Tuesday. FBI Director James Comey and A...

National Security State, Police State

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology
Josmar Trujillo

While it may seem strange to have a multinational corporation ostensibly defending Americans against improper searches from the government, stranger yet is that police want to be at the forefront of a debate on civil liberties.

Which Way Wednesday - Russell 1,050 or DOOM!!! Again

Phil Davis | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we are again. Back on Jan 11th, we pegged 1,050 on the Russell as the most critical line in the markets and failing that turned us bearish an...

Reminder: The FBI Doesn't Just Want To Get Inside One Single iPhone

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday that he understands the outcome of the San B...

Privacy Comes with a Price

Raymond J Brune | Posted 05.26.2016 | Media
Raymond J Brune

Finally, a victory for privacy. A federal judge in Brooklyn rules that the FBI cannot force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by a suspected drug dealer. This is a win for the tech giant.

Apple, FBI Take Their Dispute To Congress

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey told a congressional panel on Tuesday that a final court ruling forcing Apple Inc to give the FBI dat...

#FredinChina: Apple Pay Among the 4 Kings of China

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week, the HotBrand is Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system which arrived in China. This was a big topic as mobile payment is at the center of the whole digital 'big players' battle in China.

Judge Denies Government's Request To Unlock iPhone In Drug Case

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology

(Reuters) - The U.S. government cannot force Apple Inc to unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case, a federal judge in Brooklyn said on Monday, a rul...

Unlocking iPhone Would Expose 'Hundreds Of Millions' To Cyber Attacks, Apple Says

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters would leave hundreds of millions of Apple Inc device owners vuln...

Wildfire App Alerts Users of Emergency Situations

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

It's difficult to feel safe while venturing outside at night or in suspicious areas. While it's a troubling reality in many urban areas, college campuses are also vastly susceptible to public threats, where evening classes and late-night study sessions are unavoidable, and crime rates seem disproportionately high.

Monday Market Movement - G20 Drops the Ball Once Again

Phil Davis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, it's not like we didn't expect it. Sadly, after a 3-day meeting of the World's top Financial Ministers in Shanghai, markets are opening weak...

Apple Versus FBI: What's the Right Side of the Slippery Slope?

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.28.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

While people have strong opinions about what Apple should or shouldn't do, there are so many questions without a lot of clear-cut answers. What is America about? What are we protecting? Many would say freedom or free will. Does supporting Apple's position or the FBI's bring us greater freedom? The answer is not clear.