02/23/2016, 01:02 pm
Apple on Tuesday provided members of its public beta testing programs with pre-release builds of both iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4, a day after the fourth betas were provided to developers.
02/23/2016, 11:02 am
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he was taken aback by a recent report quoting him as supporting the FBI in its encryption battle with Apple, calling the oversimplification of his view on the controversy "disappointing."
02/23/2016, 12:02 am
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said he disagrees with Apple's decision to not provide the FBI with a software workaround that breaks iOS, and instead sides with a narrow reading of the government's request for assistance that supposedly precludes wider dissemination of the as-yet-uncreated expoit.
02/22/2016, 05:02 pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg added his name to the list of tech leaders rallying behind Apple in its encryption debate with the Justice Department, but a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center suggests the FBI is winning over public sentiment.
02/22/2016, 02:02 pm
On Monday, a former director of the U.S. National Security Agency -- Michael Hayden -- took a middleground stance on the Apple/FBI encryption debate, supporting the FBI in the short term while opposing a universal backdoor in devices.
02/22/2016, 01:02 pm
Members of Apple's registered developer program were provided a quartet of fresh updates on Monday: the fourth pre-release betas of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4.
02/22/2016, 11:02 am
Thanks to new tools from IBM, developers will be able to write and run applications entirely in the cloud using Apple's Swift programming language.
02/22/2016, 10:02 am
The FBI's demand that Apple help it crack the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook has a "limited" scope, without impact beyond that case, according to a new editorial by FBI Director James Comey.
Tim Cook says government should withdraw demands to unlock iPhone, form commission to discuss implications
02/22/2016, 07:02 am
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook issued a memo to his employees on Monday, escalating the war of words between his company and the U.S. government, and calling on officials to form a commission or panel of experts to discuss the implications of unlocking the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters.
02/21/2016, 08:02 pm
Families of the victims of last year's San Bernardino massacre plan to file a legal brief in support of U.S. Department of Justice efforts to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters, adding weight to the government's case against Apple, a report said Sunday.
02/20/2016, 04:02 am
Seemingly everyone in the tech world was talking about Apple's fight with the U.S. government over encryption and backdoor access to iOS. But the iPhone maker also found itself under fire from a variety of others as well, including hedge fund managers, and even rapper Kanye West. Catch up now on the busy week that was.
02/19/2016, 07:02 pm
Amid a firestorm of debate sparked by Apple's decision to fight an FBI data request, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Friday invited Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey to offer testimony on the nuanced issues surrounding encryption.
Apple ID linked to terrorist's iPhone 5c changed while device was in government hands, Apple says [ux2]
02/19/2016, 06:02 pm
In response to a Department of Justice motion to compel Apple's cooperation in the unlocking of an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, company executives on Friday revealed the Apple ID passcode linked to that device was changed while the handset was in government hands, effectively blocking attempts to retrieve an iCloud backup.
02/19/2016, 04:02 pm
Donald Trump, who is seeking the U.S. Republican presidential nomination, on Friday said consumers should boycott Apple until the company complies with government requests to help unlock an iPhone 5c tied to last year's San Bernardino massacre.
02/19/2016, 02:02 pm
Apple's complex saga involving data encryption, civil liberties and national security took yet another twist on Friday when the U.S. Department of Justice weighed in, filing a motion attempting to compel the iPhone maker to create a backdoor to unlock a secured iPhone.
02/19/2016, 12:02 pm
For nearly a decade, Apple has been ranked as the "World's Most Admired Company" by business magazine Fortune, as the iPhone maker again took top honors for the new 2016 list.
02/19/2016, 11:02 am
Apple did "exactly the right thing" by refusing a request from the U.S. government to create a backdoor to access a terrorist's locked iPhone, billionaire Mark Cuban wrote in response to the encryption controversy this week.
02/19/2016, 08:02 am
This week, the AppleInsider podcast analyzes the far reaching implications of a federal court order -- one that would see Apple undermine its own iOS encryption protocols to assist an FBI investigation.
02/19/2016, 08:02 am
A rush from Chinese users to sign up for contactless transactions via Apple Pay has taken its toll on the service's servers, preventing consumers from adding their credit and debit cards [updated].
02/18/2016, 10:02 pm
Details surrounding Apple's legal battle to keep iPhone encryption intact continue to trickle out, the latest being a report claiming the company has retained the services of two prominent attorneys well versed in free-speech rights, suggesting such issues will be in play at upcoming court hearings.