05/11/2016, 09:05 am
In a select number of cases, authorities have been able to compel courts to force criminal suspects to unlock their Touch ID-equipped iPhone using their fingerprint. That security bypass is likely to continue, legal experts say, because capturing someone's fingerprint is a well-established practice in investigations.
05/09/2016, 03:05 pm
A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.
05/05/2016, 09:05 am
An iPhone 5S being held as evidence in the investigation of a 2014 murder has reportedly been unlocked by the Los Angeles Police Department, though the timing of the crime suggests that the phone in question may not have been protected by encryption.
05/02/2016, 10:05 am
Infamous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has once again weighed in on the Apple-FBI battle, this time saying that the bureau should disclose the vulnerability used to crack the San Bernardino iPhone in the interest of national cybersecurity.
04/29/2016, 09:04 am
The U.S. Supreme Court has authorized a rule change that -- barring intervention by Congress -- will allow judges to issue search warrants for computers in any jurisdiction, instead of just the ones their courts oversee directly.
04/28/2016, 12:04 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted unanimously to pass the Email Privacy Act, a bill that has the backing of a coalition of major technology businesses including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
04/19/2016, 02:04 am
In its latest report on government requests for user information released Monday, Apple revealed U.S. law enforcement agencies lodged 1,015 requests for customer account information affecting 5,192 users in the second half of 2015.
04/14/2016, 03:04 pm
Rather than seeking Apple's assistance, the FBI plans to work with its own San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to obtain data from a seized iPhone 5c involved in a murder investigation, if it is awarded a warrant to do so.
04/13/2016, 12:04 pm
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.
04/12/2016, 11:04 am
Drivers in New York might soon be subject to on-the-spot analysis of their mobile phones to determine whether they were distracted by their devices in the run-up to accidents, if a proposed law passes the state legislature.
04/08/2016, 03:04 pm
Saying that whatever method was used by the FBI will have a "short shelf life," Apple on Friday revealed it has no intention to sue the bureau in an effort to find out how it hacked the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in California.
04/08/2016, 11:04 am
The U.S. Justice Department plans to continue seeking legal action against Apple, in an effort to force the company to create a way to unlock an iPhone that is said to be a crucial part of a drug investigation.
04/07/2016, 09:04 am
The unlocking procedure used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to break into an iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino case cannot be used on new devices, the bureau's director said on Wednesday.
03/23/2016, 12:03 pm
Apple's multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.
03/21/2016, 08:03 am
A bug has been discovered in Apple's iMessage encryption by security researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who have collaborated with the company to help patch the issue in the upcoming iOS 9.3 software update, set to be released to the public today.
03/18/2016, 11:03 pm
Days before Apple is set to meet U.S. prosecutors in court over a contentious encryption fight involving an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a report on Friday claims the company has poached Amazon's vice president of information security George Stathakopoulos.
03/18/2016, 01:03 pm
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to a dozen Google Play developers over their use of SilverPush software, which turns Android devices into advertising spy beacons to listen for and track the television programming users are exposed to.
03/16/2016, 04:03 pm
A new form of iOS malware, nicknamed "AceDeceiver," can infect people without relying on an enterprise certificate or attacking jailbroken devices, security firm Palo Alto Networks revealed on Wednesday.
03/14/2016, 06:03 pm
It has been frustrating to watch as the horrific San Bernardino terrorist killing spree has been used as a cover by the FBI to achieve the anti-encryption goals they've been working towards for years. Much of that frustration stems from the fact that the American media has so poorly reported the facts in this case.
03/14/2016, 12:03 pm
Apple's firm stance against decrypting iPhones in criminal investigations could land CEO Tim Cook in jail, if the sheriff in one rural Florida county has his way.