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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull backs Adani’s coal mine project in Queensland

Speaking at a business forum in Sydney, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull said: ‘This is a project that has gone through extensive environmental permitting both at the state level and federal level, mostly state.’ Photo: Bloomberg Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday strongly supported Indian energy giant Adani’s controversial $16.5 billion coal mine in Queensland, saying the project has gone ... Read More »

French Interior Minister Backs FBI in Apple Battle

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s administration in its efforts to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers. “I completely understand the US administration’s concerns, which I share,” Cazeneuve said during a talk on counterterrorism at George Washington University. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system ... Read More »

Google CEO Backs Apple Again in Encryption Battle With FBI

Google chief Sundar Pichai on Wednesday expressed his support for Apple in its standoff with the FBI over unlocking an iPhone as part of a terror probe, warning that creating so-called “backdoors” into encrypted communications could have “bad consequences”. “We want to take a very strong stance against any form of backdoor whatsoever,” chief executive Pichai said during a conference ... Read More »

Bill Gates Says ‘Disappointed’ by Reports He Backs FBI in Apple Spat

Add Bill Gates to the cacophony of voices – from a former CIA director to Donald Trump – weighing in on the debate that has erupted between Apple and the FBI over user privacy, security and the attempt to unlock a phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terrorism attacks. Early Tuesday, the Financial Times ... Read More »

Bill Gates Backs FBI in iPhone Spat: Report

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing the FBI in its standoff with Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Breaking ranks with Silicon Valley companies who support Apple in its refusal to hack the phone of one of the attackers, Gates said technology companies should be forced ... Read More »

Bill Gates Backs FBI in iPhone Spat: Report

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing the FBI in its standoff with Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Breaking ranks with Silicon Valley companies who support Apple in its refusal to hack the phone of one of the attackers, Gates said technology companies should be forced ... Read More »

China’s Huawei Backs Apple in Fight Over Encryption

China’s Huawei said it backed Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the United States government over breaking into an iPhone, but stopped short of saying explicitly it would adopt the same stance. “It is very important, we agree with that,” Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business group, told reporters in Barcelona gathered for the Mobile ... Read More »