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Apple-FBI battle will set precedent for future court orders, FBI director acknowledges

02/26/2016, 11:02 am

Speaking in front of a Congressional intelligence panel, FBI Director James Comey admitted that the outcome of an Apple-FBI battle over unlocking an iPhone will likely set a legal precedent, despite recent suggestions to the contrary.

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Watch Republicans Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz side with FBI in Apple encryption debate

02/26/2016, 11:02 am

At the last Republican debate before the "Super Tuesday" primaries, the remaining candidates for U.S. president said they believe Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPad Pro as Mac replacement, iPhone capacities, Apple v. the FBI & more

02/26/2016, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor look at the latest relating to Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad and how similar it might be to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. They also discuss the latest in smaller iPhone news, and talk through the Apple v. FBI encryption debate.

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Apple rails against FBI demands for 'GovtOS' in motion to vacate decryption request

02/25/2016, 10:02 pm

As expected, Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate a federal court order that would require it to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, saying law enforcement demands for a "Government OS" set a dangerous precedent for the public at large.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson lauds Tim Cook's stand against FBI demands

02/25/2016, 08:02 pm

Chiming in on the Apple-FBI encryption debate, Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday came out in opposition of the U.S. government's order demanding Apple create an iPhone encryption workaround, while praising CEO Tim Cook's fight for civil liberties.

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter expected to file motions backing Apple in unlock debate

02/25/2016, 05:02 pm

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are all expected to file amicus briefs in support of Apple, which is refusing to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook over wider data privacy concerns.

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Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell to testify before US Congress on encryption debate March 1

02/25/2016, 02:02 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on encryption next Tuesday, and Apple's top attorney, Bruce Sewell, will be in the nation's capital for the discussion.

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Foxconn's Sharp takeover postponed because of undisclosed liabilities, report says

02/25/2016, 12:02 pm

Despite indications that Apple supplier Foxconn had completed a deal to take over Sharp, the company is now reportedly putting the acquisition on hold after discovering undisclosed liabilities.

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Obama administration, FBI must act to restore US government's credibility in Apple's encryption debate

02/25/2016, 12:02 pm

Actions by the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the past month related to the San Bernardino encryption issue demonstrate a shocking level of dishonest and callous disregard for the nation's core principles of democracy. FBI director James B. Comey should issue a formal apology or resign his post, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger argues.

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Apple developing iPhone and iCloud encryption that counters FBI-requested workaround, reports say

02/25/2016, 01:02 am

Amid government pressure on Apple to build an iOS encryption workaround, the company is said to be developing stronger iPhone and iCloud safeguards that would render obsolete any exploit it might be compelled to create.

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Sharp reportedly accepts $6.25B takeover bid from Foxconn

02/24/2016, 10:02 pm

Following months of rumors and speculation, primary Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly purchased embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp for $6.25 billion, beating out an offer from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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Tim Cook: FBI is asking Apple to create 'software equivalent of cancer'

02/24/2016, 07:02 pm

In a lengthy interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that the repercussions of complying with FBI requests to build an iOS backdoor don't end with one smartphone, but instead have implications that ripple far beyond to hundreds of millions of iOS device owners.

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Bipartisan encryption bill would create special congressional commission on encryption

02/24/2016, 06:02 pm

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Wednesday announced plans to push forward a bill that would see the formation of a special congressional commission to address complex digital privacy issues, a hot button topic recently making headlines thanks to Apple's legal battle with the DOJ.

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'This would be bad for America,' Tim Cook tells ABC News about creating iPhone backdoor

02/24/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take to the airwaves this evening in an exclusive interview with ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir, where he will explain why his company refuses to create a "backdoor" to unlock iPhones for the FBI.

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On Steve Jobs's birthday, don't forget those who made his story possible

02/24/2016, 11:02 am

It's easy to forget that the empires built by Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and their peers were raised on foundations laid more than a century ago. On the day Apple's co-founder would have turned 61, let's take a moment to appreciate the pioneers who came before.

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New poll says public sides with Apple over FBI in resisting iPhone unlock order

02/24/2016, 10:02 am

Public support for Apple's refusal to unlock an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook appears to be leaning in the company's favor, according to poll results published on Wednesday.

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Facebook 'Like' button gains new reactions: Love, Haha, Wow, Sad & Angry [u]

02/24/2016, 09:02 am

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday delivered on its promise to add more context and nuance to its ubiquitous "Like" button, giving users options for love, laughter, sadness and more [updated].

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Apple to argue First Amendment rights in FBI decryption battle

02/24/2016, 01:02 am

As expected, Apple intends to argue its First Amendment rights as part of a multi-pronged legal strategy designed to flout a court order compelling the company unlock an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings.

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Apple execs met with Malaysian prime minister to discuss R&D investments, app development center

02/23/2016, 10:02 pm

Amidst an expansion into secondary and tertiary markets, Apple executives recently met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss potential investment opportunities in the region, including R&D and app development centers.

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Rallies supporting Apple's stance on privacy see lukewarm response

02/23/2016, 09:02 pm

Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future staged a series of rallies in support of Apple's encryption fight on Tuesday, though the nationwide gatherings managed only to attract small groups of stalwart activists.

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