Tag Archives: Encryption

Apple Urges US Government to Form Commission on Encryption

Apple Inc, fighting a demand by the US government that it unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, has called for the creation of a government commission or panel of experts to discuss the implications of the demand on issues such as national security and personal freedoms. “Apple would gladly participate in such an effort,” the ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Fracas About ‘Victims and Justice’: FBI Chief

A court order the US government requested to force Apple to unlock an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting rampage is about “the victims and justice,” FBI Director James Comey said. In his first public remarks since Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would fight the federal magistrate’s order, Comey said the Justice Department’s request is simply about gaining ... 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 »

Some San Bernardino Victims to Oppose Apple on iPhone Encryption

Some victims of the San Bernardino attack will file a legal brief in support of the US government’s attempt to force Apple Inc to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters, a lawyer representing the victims said on Sunday. Stephen Larson, a former federal judge who is now in private practice, told Reuters that the victims he ... Read More »

Worldwide Protests Supporting Apple in Encryption Fight With FBI Planned By Internet Rights Group

Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December’s mass shootings in Southern California. The protests organized by the Internet rights group Fight for the Future are scheduled to occur ... Read More »

Apple Says Debate Over iPhone Encryption Should Be Decided by Congress

Senior Apple executives said on Friday that the right place to find a solution to the encryption debate was in the US Congress, rebuffing the Justice Department’s successful pursuit of a court order to unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The executives, speaking to reporters on a press call, said they were stunned that the ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Support Apple on Encryption Dispute With FBI

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc, two of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies, on Thursday backed Apple’s refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino attack, saying that complying would set a dangerous precedent for privacy. It took two days, but the companies’ entry solidifies a small but powerful band of tech ... Read More »

Hacking Group Chief Says Close to Breaking Encryption Used by Popular Games Like FIFA 16

In a complete volte-face, Chinese hacking group 3DM has announced that it is close to breaking the games industry’s copy-protection tech of choice, Denuvo. “3DM will soon announce that we have a solution to the latest Denuvo encryption used on games including ‘FIFA 16’, ‘Just Cause 3’, and ‘Tomb Raider: The Rise'[Rise of the Tomb Raider],” says 3DM leader Bird ... Read More »