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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.

Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

11/18/2017, 08:06:43 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio.

FBI said to have missed opportunity to unlock Texas shooter's iPhone

11/08/2017, 06:48:07 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

In the first 48 hours after Devin Kelley opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people, neither the FBI nor other law enforcement agencies asked for Apple's help in unlocking Kelley's iPhone or linked accounts -- possibly missing a critical opportunity, according to one report.

Encryption debate may start anew with discovery of Sutherland Springs shooter's smartphone

11/07/2017, 04:42:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

The Sutherland Springs church shooting in Texas is likely to restart the smartphone encryption debate, with the FBI in possession of the shooter's locked and encrypted smartphone.

FBI director says smartphone encryption hindering investigations 'across the board'

10/23/2017, 08:48:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Sunday revealed strong smartphone encryption has prohibited his agency from gleaning data from more than half of the devices it attempted to access in the past 11 months, hindering progress in a wide range of ongoing investigations.

Federal judge rules FBI not obligated to reveal details about San Bernardino iPhone 5c penetration tool

10/02/2017, 10:13:16 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

More than a year after the original filing, a judge has ruled that the FBI is not required to disclose any information on how it entered the iPhone 5c gathered as potential evidence in the San Bernardino shooting incident.

Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

05/14/2017, 12:20:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

Sen. Feinstein claims FBI paid $900K to crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

05/08/2017, 01:18:35 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The FBI paid approximately $900,000 to a third party to help break into the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

Editorial: Uncertainties of a dysfunctional American government likely to hurt Apple's performance

02/21/2017, 12:53:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Shares of Apple are currently trading at an all time high, in a bull market rally that recently-elected U.S. President Trump has frequently taken credit for. However, stock market gains--including Apple's--appear to be driven primarily by favorable earnings reports from the December quarter. The economic future of Apple -- and the U.S. overall -- is less certain, given risks related to infrastructure investment, taxes, currency valuations, immigration restrictions and travel bans under the new administration.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee determines encryption backdoors against national interests

12/21/2016, 05:18:03 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In a rebuke to the anti-encryption campaign waged by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation--with Apple as a target--the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group issued a report today stating "any measure that weakens encryption works against the national interest."

Apple's Tim Cook among tech executives meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday - report

12/11/2016, 08:41:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among several high-profile tech executives attending a summit with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, taking place at Trump Tower in New York City, according to a report.

UK police turn to stealing in-use iPhones from suspects on the street, bypassing encryption

12/05/2016, 09:05:00 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

U.K. law enforcement has turned to legalized "street robbery" to avail themselves of suspected criminals' iPhones, snatching them after the owner unlocks them to prevent contents from being irretrievable by forensics teams.

How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect Apple

11/09/2016, 06:08:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Anticipating the full impact of the election of Donald Trump is difficult because his campaign offered little in terms of real policy proposals, instead favoring high energy crowd rallies and the drawing of media attention through the use of incredible and often shocking comments. There are some clues as to what he might make priorities in his administration however.

FBI investigation of Minn. mall mass stabbing may rekindle iPhone encryption debate

10/07/2016, 03:23:43 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

The FBI has the phone of Minnesota alleged terrorist and mass-stabbing perpetrator Dahir Adan, and is investigating how to gain access to the data contained within.

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts encryption, AR at Utah Tech Tour

10/03/2016, 06:18:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

At Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook hit the usual talking points recited at other recent interviews, reaffirming Apple's commitment to encryption, augmented reality and making the best products possible.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday

09/29/2016, 12:12:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to sit down with U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch this Friday in a Q&A session that will cap off the senator's Utah Tech Tour, an event created to shine a light on the state's technology community.

Apple, Silicon Valley raised millions to fund Hillary Clinton platform backing tech's positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

09/26/2016, 08:38:35 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Ahead of the first U.S. Presidential campaign debates between Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, fundraising among California's Silicon Valley tech elite has decisively backed Clinton--in response to her policies that outline clear support for tech industry concerns involving encryption, privacy, innovation, patents and education.

This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch, iOS 10 goes live & more

09/17/2016, 05:37:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The big news, naturally, was Friday's launch of the iPhone 7 and the second-generation Apple Watch. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 emerged on Tuesday though, and there was still plenty of news going on outside the launch-day bubble.

FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption hack

09/16/2016, 02:14:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

BlackBerry CEO says Apple's security stance puts company over 'greater good'

07/20/2016, 11:33:39 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Despite having similar on-device encryption and claiming to protect users' data vigorously, BlackBerry CEO John Chen slammed Apple chief Tim Cook in a Tuesday sppech, sugesting that Cook was putting his company's reputation "above the greater good."

Apple and the Bot War on Apps

07/10/2016, 10:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over--Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor--but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

Major weakness in Google's key storage breaks open Android's Full Disk Encryption

07/01/2016, 07:42:42 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Higher end Android phones using premium Qualcomm chips have been seeking to court the attention of enterprise users, but new research shows that Android encryption is easy to defeat because the devices store their disk encryption keys in software, unlike Apple's iOS.

Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

06/29/2016, 05:30:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new position paper outlining U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" broadly addresses a wide range of subjects, but in particular aligns with Apple's position on encryption and privacy championed by its chief executive, Tim Cook.

Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

06/22/2016, 09:37:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Responding to speculation as to why the iOS 10 beta kernel was left unencrypted, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the move was made deliberately to streamline system performance.