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There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data

02/08/2019, 02:18:00 PM, Posted By Stephen Silver

Once again, social media is ablaze with accusations that Roger Stone and the San Bernardino shooters are being treated differently by Apple in regards to iCloud data -- but in the real world, there is no difference between how the iCloud data turnover was handled by Apple. AppleInsider breaks it down.

Key Apple security expert Jon Callas leaves to take job with ACLU

12/04/2018, 04:17:01 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

One of Apple's senior security specialists, Jon Callas, has reportedly jumped ship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union -- and for a much smaller salary.

Deputy AG Rosenstein says companies like Apple are trying to 'defeat legitimate law enforcement'

11/29/2018, 05:12:25 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Keynoting a cybercrime conference on Thursday, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attacked the encryption stances of companies like Apple while simultaneously arguing for the importance of security.

Privacy not absolute: US among consortium of nations calling for encryption back doors

09/03/2018, 08:18:00 AM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

The privacy of Internet users "is not absolute," according to a statement from a five-country coalition that includes the United States following a meeting about security, with the overall theme demanding technology companies to make social networks and messaging services safer and to offer more support to government agencies to break encryption and access potentially sensitive data.

Australian teen hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

08/16/2018, 08:57:00 AM, Posted By Stephen Silver

Teen pleads guilty to downloading 90GB of secure files from Apple's internal systems and accessing customer accounts in repeated hacks from his suburban home.

Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

08/13/2018, 09:57:30 AM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

Australia's government will debate proposed legislation before the end of this year that could force Apple and other companies to introduce backdoors into their products and services, such as the iPhone or iMessage, under the guise of assisting with national security and law enforcement investigations.

Apple's iOS 11.4.1 update makes USB Restricted Mode active

07/09/2018, 03:08:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

With iOS 11.4.1, Apple has quietly turned on USB Restricted Mode, a feature designed to make it harder for hackers -- as well as spy and law enforcement agencies -- to gain physical access to iPhones and iPads.

Tim Cook talks social advocacy, Apple News curation, more in interview

06/25/2018, 11:30:43 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In an interview that kicked off Fortune's CEO conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the company's penchant for wading into the sometimes murky waters of social advocacy, as well as other areas typically avoided by corporate America.

Apple confirms iOS 12's 'USB Restricted Mode' will thwart police, criminal access [u]

06/13/2018, 05:34:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple in a statement to AppleInsider on Wednesday said iOS 12's incarnation of "USB Restricted Mode" will thwart criminals, and enhance user's privacy.

FBI warns public to reboot Wi-Fi routers to counter 'VPNFilter' malware

05/28/2018, 09:44:54 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The FBI is recommending power cycling Wi-Fi routers as a step to counter "foreign cyber actors" seeding malware known as "VPNFilter."

This week on AI: $539M in Apple v. Samsung, Apple's 'Bendgate' secrets, new MacBooks & more

05/26/2018, 01:01:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A court ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents, but we may not have heard the end of the years-long debacle. Other news of the week included the revelation that Apple was aware of iPhone 6 issues before "Bendgate" erupted.

FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

05/22/2018, 10:30:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The FBI has for months bemoaned the threat encrypted cellphones pose to ongoing investigations, saying investigators were locked out of some 7,800 devices last year. A new report, however, claims the agency's figures are grossly inflated.

'Secure Data Act' would block US from demanding backdoors in Apple's iPhone

05/11/2018, 10:50:02 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A new bill being proposed in U.S. Congress would theoretically ban any attempt at imposing legal backdoors into devices like Apple's iPhone.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's earnings call, Apple Watch saving lives, and Apple's response to surveillance

05/04/2018, 08:58:15 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the life-saving Apple Watch, Apple's resistance to surveillance, and the Q218 earnings call.

Apple, other tech companies continue to resist encryption backdoor proposals by FBI, U.S. DOJ

05/02/2018, 02:57:46 PM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

A group made up of Apple and other major technology companies is increasing its efforts to fight attempts by government agencies to force the addition of encryption backdoors, following reports US law enforcement bodies are forming new proposals to gain access to protected data.

This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium Apple News, 2018 iPhone timetables & more

04/21/2018, 12:54:15 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple has many irons in the fire -- and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

James Comey tears into Apple, Silicon Valley over encryption policies in new book

04/16/2018, 10:18:00 AM, Posted By Stephen Silver

Former FBI director James Comey is extremely critical about Apple, other tech companies, and their policies when it comes to encryption in his new book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership."

US lawmakers ask FBI director to explain decision to take Apple to court

04/13/2018, 02:58:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A bipartisan group within the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, looking for answers on why the agency took Apple to court to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook.

Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case

03/27/2018, 08:59:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

An investigation into the FBI's aggressive attempt to force Apple to assist in the unlocking of an iPhone tied to 2015's San Bernardino shooting suggests a lack of communication, red tape and perhaps political motives were at play in taking the case to court.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Washington, D.C., meets with Sen. Mark Warner

03/13/2018, 05:25:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on Tuesday spotted in Capitol Hill where he reportedly lunched with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee who has taken an interest in digital encryption and privacy.

FBI chief continues his demand for law enforcement access to encrypted iPhones and other devices

03/07/2018, 03:22:00 PM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

FBI Director Christopher Wray has continued his fight to make it easier to defeat the encryption-based security of devices like Apple's iPhone, declaring in a speech at Boston College that these security systems could be designed in a way to help law enforcement agencies, as well as updating laws to keep up with changes in technology.

Bill Gates cautions Apple and other tech companies about arrogance inviting government interference

02/14/2018, 12:28:56 PM, Posted By Malcolm Owen

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned Apple and other tech companies that they need to exercise care when dealing with governments over important issues, such as the San Bernardino fight between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, suggesting the firms may be inviting government intervention for overtly arrogant actions.

FBI agents dish on Tim Cook, Apple in private texts discussing iPhone encryption debate

02/08/2018, 08:50:46 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Documents recently aired in an ongoing investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe show texts between two agency officials discussing 2016's encryption debate, offering a revealing look at government sentiment at the time.

FBI forensic expert calls Apple 'evil genius' for strengthening iPhone encryption

01/11/2018, 01:01:06 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

FBI officials continue their attack on Apple's iPhone encryption, with the latest remarks against the company's moves coming from a senior forensics examiner -- and only one day after similar remarks were made by the FBI director.

FBI director reignites 'not so clean cut' encryption debate

01/09/2018, 05:35:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

More than a year after the last high-profile showdown between the FBI and Silicon Valley over widespread encryption, recently-installed FBI Director Christopher Wray again signaled that his agency will continue to fight for access.