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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.

Congress won't consider mandatory encryption bill after Apple battle - report

05/27/2016, 09:41:28 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Draft legislation that could've forced U.S. corporations like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following a court order won't be formally introduced this year, and has lost the support needed to advance anyway, sources said on Friday.

Apple brings back crypto whiz Jon Callas as encryption battles heat up

05/24/2016, 03:43:09 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple has re-hired Jon Callas, a cryptography expert responsible for much of Apple's security technology over the years, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

US Senate introduces bill that would limit FBI's power to remotely hack devices

05/20/2016, 10:23:00 AM, Posted By Jan Manon

The FBI's attempt to expand its surveillance and hacking authority, spotlighted by a public spat over encryption with Apple, has met resistance from members of the U.S. Senate, where a newly introduced bill would block search warrants for remote devices [updated].

Donald Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple, reveals he owns over $1M in company stock

05/19/2016, 11:14:19 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

New financial documents disclosed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reveal that the brash billionaire owns a stake in Apple, despite the fact that he called for a boycott of the company over its strong security practices.

FBI director says legal war on encryption far from over

05/11/2016, 09:44:46 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the U.S. government will continue to wage legal war with tech companies to gain access to encrypted devices, intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL.

Apple, others urge presidential candidates to support Trans-Pacific Partnership, address government snooping

05/04/2016, 07:20:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple and a cadre of Silicon Valley heavyweights have plans to issue a nonpartisan letter urging the next U.S. president to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a policy that would make hiring foreign workers a low friction process.

Los Angeles court orders woman to unlock Touch ID-equipped iPhone for FBI

05/02/2016, 09:23:14 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Through a Los Angeles court, the FBI recently obtained a warrant forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone equipped with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint technology, according to a report.

DOJ withdraws motion to force Apple to unlock NYC iPhone [u]

04/22/2016, 09:45:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.

Dearth of new data from San Bernardino iPhone helpful to FBI investigation, sources say

04/19/2016, 10:08:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Law enforcement sources on Tuesday said that while an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings has yielded no actionable intel, the dearth of new information has actually helped the FBI investigation into the terror attack.

US government requested information on nearly 5,200 Apple accounts in past 6 months

04/19/2016, 02:40:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

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.

Average iPhone user unlocks device 80 times per day, 89% use Touch ID, Apple says

04/19/2016, 12:14:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

While reports covered the broad strokes of Apple's conference call on encryption last Friday, bits of information are still surfacing, including an interesting statistic that reveals an average iPhone user unlocks their device about 80 times a day.

This week on AI: Apple Watch 2 an 's' model, Apple Car roundtable, FBI unlock yields no rewards

04/16/2016, 01:24:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Some focus returned to the second-generation Apple Watch and the Apple Car -- two products shrouded in mystery -- but the encryption debate continued to flourish, particularly with news that the FBI has yet to find useful information on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are primary iPhone threat

04/15/2016, 08:09:18 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New York iPhone unlock case

04/15/2016, 05:53:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,' talks FBI and emotion, and 'iPhone 7' rumors

04/15/2016, 08:13:00 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

04/14/2016, 06:27:48 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

04/14/2016, 12:55:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.