Tag Archives: FBI

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on Cook, FBI, Tesla, and His Life

Steve Wozniak, known to the world at large for being the co-founder of Apple, took to user-curated social news website Reddit on Wednesday night to answer any questions people had for him, in what is described in Internet speak as an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Among dozens of responses, Wozniak spoke highly of Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook, pointing out ... Read More »

Apple’s Battle With FBI Underscores Android’s Poor State of Encryption: Report

Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month backed Apple in its ongoing fight with FBI over encryption. While privacy advocates welcomed Pichai’s stand on supporting Apple, they are still concerned about the poor state of encryption on Android devices. According to estimates, fewer than 10 percent of Android phones are encrypted. If San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was using an ... Read More »

Apple Says FBI Out to ‘Rewrite History’ in iPhone Case

Apple Says FBI Out to ‘Rewrite History’ in iPhone Case Apple fired anew Tuesday at the US government’s legal fight to force it to break into an attacker’s iPhone, saying the tactic would “appall” the country’s founders. Apple dug into its legal position in a written filing ahead of a hearing set for March 22 before a federal judge in ... 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 »

Apple’s FBI Clash Risks Piercing Trust in EU Privacy Shield

Apple Inc.’s fight with the US government over whether it can be forced to help unlock an iPhone has spilled across borders, threatening to delay a trans-Atlantic pact protecting European data from American eyes. National regulators from across the European Union promised to give their verdict next month on the so-called privacy shield deal, which toughens EU protections where the ... Read More »

In Apple vs FBI Case, Compromise Appears Elusive

As Apple’s legal battle with the FBI over encryption heads toward a showdown, there appears little hope for a compromise that would placate both sides and avert a divisive court decision. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system that would allow the law enforcement agency to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino ... Read More »

Apple, FBI Stake Out Conflicting Positions Before Congress

The US government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. As the debate over built-in iPhone encryption has deadlocked in the courts, law enforcement and the world’s second-largest cellphone maker agreed on one point Tuesday: It’s now up to Congress to set boundaries in a ... Read More »

Apple, FBI Clash in US Congress Over iPhone Encryption

The battle between the FBI and Apple over encryption moved to Congress on Tuesday, with both sides arguing security is at risk in the legal wrangling over accessing a locked iPhone. FBI chief James Comey defended his agency’s efforts to force Apple to help unlocking a iPhone in the San Bernardino attacks probe, saying that law enforcement’s job may be ... Read More »

Husband of San Bernardino Attack Victim Takes Apple’s Side in FBI Spat

A man whose wife was wounded during the San Bernardino attack has taken Apple’s side in its ongoing battle with the FBI over unlocking a iPhone used by one of the shooters. Salihin Kondoker the husband of Anies Kondoker, who was shot three times, but survived the attack at Inland Regional Center on December 2 that left 14 dead wrote ... Read More »

Apple, FBI Set to Face Off Before Congress on Tuesday

Apple Inc and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will make their cases before a congressional panel on Tuesday regarding a court order to force the technology company to give the FBI data from the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. On Thursday, Apple filed a motion to vacate the court order, maintaining its stance that Apple ... Read More »