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US Says Will Let Apple Keep Software to Help FBI Hack iPhone

The Obama administration told a US magistrate judge on Friday it would be willing to allow Apple Inc. to retain possession of and later destroy specialized software it has been ordered to design to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone used by the gunman in December’s mass shootings in California. The government made clear that it was open ... 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 »

Why Even the FBI Can’t Hack the iPhone

There may be secrets on the iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooters, but the FBI apparently can’t unlock them. The same security system that thwarts your drunk friend (or your cat) from getting into your texts is safeguarding the data of this terrorist duo. You can’t just take a stab at guessing someone’s iPhone passcode. After five wrong ... Read More »

Apple Ordered to Aid FBI in Unlocking California Shooter’s iPhone 5c

A US judge on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc to help the FBI break into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California, the latest episode in a long-running dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encryption. Apple must provide “reasonable technical assistance” to investigators seeking to unlock the data on Syed ... Read More »

The FBI Made a Terrible Game for Teens to Protect Them From Extremists

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA’s top body for domestic security and law enforcement, has unveiled a new project – “Don’t Be a Puppet” – in a bid to protect teens from “violent extremists”. And as part of the interactive website, the bureau commissioned a top-down game featuring a goat. Called “Slippery Slope”, players must use left and right ... Read More »