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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple v. the FBI, steps to encrypt your iPhone & files

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Shane and Victor look at the latest new developments in the FBI's conflict with Apple, and its impact within US politics. They also touch on the history of encryption and steps you can take to encrypt your own iPhone and files.

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AppleInsider editors Shane Cole and Victor Marks go free form once again, chatting about:

  • FBI vs Apple
  • California bill requiring any encrypted phone to be backdoored
  • Eddy Cue and the potential of being required to remotely enable the camera and microphone to spy on you
  • Tips! Securely back up your iPhone
  • Tips 2! Securely use disk images with DropBox
  • FBI vs Apple a wedge issue for US voters?
  • Tim Cook attends the American Enterprise Forum, discusses an end to Trump's presidential hopes

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Show note links:

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  • Proposed Senate bill penalizing resistance to decryption requests nears completion, could be introduced next week

  • California Assembly considers bill to mandate encryption backdoors

  • Eddy Cue says FBI could force Apple to secretly activate iPhone camera, microphone if precedent is set

  • How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook attends secret meeting with tech and government elite to plot end to Trump presidential run

  • Apple, FBI battle a wedge issue for American voters, poll shows

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