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FBI Paid Hackers to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Posted on April 13th, 2016.

A new report has revealed that the FBI’s means to cracking the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone was by recruiting the help of professional hackers. One of the biggest news stories of the year just became a tad more interesting. A new report from the Washington Post has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resorted to...

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U.S. Resumes Battle To Force Apple To Unlock iPhone In Separate Case

Posted on April 9th, 2016.

The Apple/U.S. government legal fight over encryption has resumed. A federal judge has ordered the company to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone in a case separate from the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack that instigated the first round of this legal battle, according to Yahoo News. The Justice Department is asking Apple to help...

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FBI: Newfound iPhone Unlocking Technique Won’t Work On Newer Devices

Posted on April 8th, 2016.

The technique the FBI used to unlock an Apple iPhone used in the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack cannot be used on new devices, FBI Director James Comey told students at Kenyon College in Ohio recently, according to AppleInsider.com. Comey did not reveal the process the FBI used to unlock the phone, but he said it would not work on...

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FBI Quest To Unlock iPhone Sets Off Race Among Technology Firms

Posted on March 24th, 2016.

Ever since a judge ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used by a terrorist the San Bernardino terror attack, scores of technology firms have been trying to beat the FBI to the punch, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prize for such an accomplishment would be a marketing bonanza and lucrative government...

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Judge Suspends Order Requiring Apple To Help FBI Unlock iPhone, But At A Cost

Posted on March 23rd, 2016.

A U.S. Magistrate Judge suspended her Feb. 16 order that Apple help investigators unlock the iPhone used in the San Bernardino terror attack, according to The Wall Street Journal. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday and has been indefinitely suspended. This decision defuses the conflict between the government and Apple, but it comes at...

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FBI’s Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock the iPhone Is “Horseshit”, Says Edward Snowden

Posted on March 9th, 2016.

NSA whistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden has claimed that the FBI’s claim that only Apple can unlock the iPhone belonging to the dead terrorist from the San Bernardino shooting is simply untrue. Speaking from Moscow, Snowden was a part of a discussion at Common Cause’s conference called Blueprint for a Great Democracy,...

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Feds Appeal Ruling Favoring Apple In Unlocking iPhone Data

Posted on March 9th, 2016.

The U.S. Justice Department yesterday asked a federal court to reverse a decision that Apple is not required to help open a locked iPhone, according to Business Insider. The ruling in question was issued by a U.S. judge in New York. It favors Apple in its objection to complying with an order to assist the government in accessing data...

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Apple Vice President: FBI Backdoor Request Will Cause Hacker Havoc

Posted on March 7th, 2016.

Apple’s chief software engineer and vice president, Craig Federighi has, in an op-ed in the Washington Post, echoed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s take on the fierce encryption backdoor debate between the FBI and Apple. The chief software engineer at Apple and senior vice president of software engineering at the company, Craig Federighi has spoken...

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FBI Director Admits Mistakes Were Made With Apple iPhone After San Bernardino Attack

Posted on March 1st, 2016.

FBI Director James Comey admitted in a hearing today that mistakes were made with the terrorist’s phone in the early days of the San Bernardino terror attack investigation, but he says the FBI would still need additional data from the Apple phone, according to The Wall Street Journal. Comey directed his remarks during a congressional...

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Apple Tells Court Not To Force Them To Undermine iPhone Security

Posted on February 28th, 2016.

Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate the order compelling it to assist the government in the search of an iPhone seized from a terrorist in the San Bernardino attack. The company filed the motion in the U.S. District Court Central District of California Eastern Division. On Feb. 16, 2016, the government asked the court to compel...

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Bill Gates Backs FBI Demand for Apple iPhone Backdoor

Posted on February 23rd, 2016.

Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has voiced his opinion on the encryption debate surrounding an FBI demand seeking Apple to create a backdoor for an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists in the San Bernadino shooting. It’s an opinion that’s bound to surprise many. In a rare instance of a tech community veteran agreeing...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Building iPhone Backdoor is ‘Dangerous’; Govt Demand is ‘Chilling’

Posted on February 17th, 2016.

        Apple CEO Tim Cook, easily among the most vocal advocators of encryption in the world has, in an open letter today, passionately vowed to fight the US government over a court order that demands unrestricted backdoor access to an iPhone. When the government comes knocking with a court order to demand that a...