FBI Cracks San Bernardino iPhone, Moves To End Case Against Apple

The Federal Bureau of Investigation claimed Monday that it successfully hacked the iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino shooting, without the help of Apple Inc. While the agency has not revealed the method it used, or if any data was retrieved from the phone, it reportedly released a statement claiming […]

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Apple: Founding Fathers ‘Would Be Appalled,’ Accuses DoJ of Trying to ‘Rewrite History’

In preparation for next week’s hearing, Apple Inc. submitted a court filing Tuesday criticizing the United States Department of Justice, claiming that the U.S. founding fathers “would be appalled” at the department’s order. The company first brought attention to the conflict in February, when a U.S. magistrate judge ordered Apple to create the software to […]

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Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Bill Forcing Companies to Override Encryption

A bipartisan team of United States senators is reportedly close to introducing a controversial bill that would let law enforcement force companies to comply with court orders seeking access to encrypted data. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, began working on the bill after mass shootings […]

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NY Judge: DoJ Cannot Force Apple to Extract Data from Locked iPhone in Drug Case

In an unprecedented move, a New York Magistrate Judge ruled Monday that the United States Department of Justice cannot force Apple Inc. to extract data from a locked iPhone as ordered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in a criminal drug case. While the ruling is not binding in any other court, and the case […]

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Bill Gates Sides with FBI, Downplays Order to Create ‘Backdoor’ for iPhone

Microsoft founder Bill Gates set himself apart from other Silicon Valley CEOs when he pledged his support to the FBI, and criticized Apple for refusing to comply with the government’s order to “build a backdoor” into the iPhone. While Apple CEO Tim Cook insisted that creating the technology to break into an encrypted iPhone would […]

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FBI Ordered Password Reset on San Bernardino Shooting Suspect’s iPhone

Apple Inc. claimed Friday that the reason the FBI was requesting a “backdoor” into the iPhone in order to hack into the phone of one of the suspects in the San Bernardino shooting, was because it changed the iCloud password on the phone, making it so that Apple could not hack into it. The iPhone […]

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Facebook, Twitter Among Customers Support Apple in Fight Against FBI

The CEOs of several major tech companies have voiced their support for Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, after he openly opposed a federal order to “build a backdoor” into the iPhone. Cook released a statement in response to U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym’s order that Apple must help the FBI break into an encrypted iPhone […]

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Apple Rejects Government Order to Create ‘Backdoor’ for iPhone

In an unprecedented ruling Tuesday, a magistrate judge ordered Apple Inc. to hack the iPhones of its users who are suspects in the San Bernardino shooting case, and the CEO of Apple vowed to fight back against it. As part of an investigation into a shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California in December, when […]

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