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Researchers, Apple collaborate to fix iMessage security hole with today's release of iOS 9.3

03/21/2016, 08:33:19 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

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.

This week on AI: Apple's March 21 event, 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'GovtOS' resistance & more

03/19/2016, 05:39:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Media attention naturally gravitated towards Apple's March 21 press event, where the company is expected to show off a new 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Plenty of other happenings were in the air though, including "iPhone 7" rumors and Apple's ongoing confrontation with the Department of Justice and the FBI over encryption.

Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

03/18/2016, 06:13:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The U.S. government filed, and was subsequently granted, a request to allow prosecutors and Apple attorneys the chance to present and cross examine witnesses at next week's court hearing over unlocking an encrypted iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino attack.

FBI issues safety warning to auto makers on vehicle software security

03/18/2016, 01:58:05 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The FBI this week sent out a warning to car makers and owners, alerting them to potential security holes in automotive software, all while still pushing Apple to create a method to break into securely encrypted iPhones.

Apple employees threaten to quit if forced to build GovtOS, report says

03/17/2016, 06:23:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

According to a report published Thursday, a number of high-level Apple employees would rather quit their jobs than comply with a court order compelling the creation of an intentionally flawed version of iOS, currently being sought by the FBI in its investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.

Apple again rumored to goose iCloud security amid iPhone encryption flap

03/15/2016, 10:43:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In a move sure to complicate the ongoing Apple vs. FBI court case, Apple is reportedly developing stronger iCloud encryption methods that would prevent even it from accessing and extracting user data protected by a passcode.

Apple says San Bernardino iPhone case is 'unprecedented,' cannot be decided in a vacuum

03/15/2016, 06:58:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In Apple's final response before a scheduled court hearing next week regarding the San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, the company said the Department of Justice is making an unprecedented request that usurps due legal process, democratic policy and Constitutional rights.

Take a stand against the Obama/FBI anti-encryption charm offensive

03/14/2016, 06:17:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

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.

Video: John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' sides with Apple in encryption debate

03/14/2016, 10:34:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver summarized the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI over encryption, ultimately backing Apple's position on the matter.

Justice Department considers wiretapping fight with WhatsApp amid Apple-FBI row

03/14/2016, 09:56:59 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

The U.S. government is at odds with yet another Silicon Valley firm thanks to encrypted communications, this time targeting Facebook-owned messaging superpower WhatsApp over federal wiretapping statutes.

Obama's 'tone deaf' comments on encryption draw criticism at SXSW

03/14/2016, 09:14:45 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

President Barack Obama's recent comments on encryption and national security have drawn criticism from the highly connected audience of the South by Southwest festival, including one particularly prominent voice --Congressman Darrell Issa.

This week on AI: March special event, Supreme Court rejects e-books appeal, ransomware strikes Mac, encryption debate & more

03/12/2016, 05:25:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

This week got off to an inauspicious start with the discovery of a Mac ransomware threat, followed by a Supreme Court snubbing of Apple's appeal of its $450 million e-books antitrust case. But the biggest news was Apple's confirmation of a special event on March 21, expected to feature a next-gen 4-inch iPhone model, revamped 9.7-inch iPad and more.

President Obama urges prudence from both sides of encryption debate, warns against 'absolutist' position

03/11/2016, 06:41:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Speaking on the encryption debate at SXSW Interactive in Austin on Friday, President Barack Obama carefully navigated the waters between government overreach and civil liberties, saying that while both sides need to make concessions, encryption advocates should avoid taking an absolutist stance on the issue.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch talks iPhone encryption case with Stephen Colbert

03/11/2016, 05:45:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch toed the line in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, and reiterated that the government is merely requesting Apple for help in unlocking a single iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, not a backdoor into iOS.

Apple counsel Bruce Sewell calls DOJ filing 'cheap shot' that seeks to 'vilify'

03/10/2016, 07:46:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple's lead attorney Bruce Sewell on Thursday delivered some harsh words regarding a DOJ court filing in response to the company's refusal to cooperate in an FBI investigation, saying the government letter "reads like an indictment."

California Assembly considers bill to mandate encryption backdoors

03/10/2016, 09:55:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A bill introduced in the California State Assembly earlier this year would require companies that build smartphones and mobile operating systems to build backdoors in their products and fine any company that does not comply.

Eddy Cue says FBI could force Apple to secretly activate iPhone camera, microphone if precedent is set

03/09/2016, 08:05:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said the government, if successful in compelling Apple's assistance with an FBI investigation involving a passcode-locked iPhone, could one day force the company to participate in clandestine and ethically ambiguous operations, like the remote activation of an iPhone's camera and microphone without user knowledge.

Apple, FBI battle a wedge issue for American voters, poll shows

03/09/2016, 10:22:34 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

The ongoing philosophical debate between Silicon Valley -- with Apple at the forefront -- and the federal government over encryption has split the American electorate in two distinct but equal camps, a new survey shows.

Black Lives Matter activists say FBI fight to break iPhone encryption threatens civil liberties

03/08/2016, 10:12:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In a recently submitted friend of the court filing, activists supporting the Black Lives Matter and other civil rights movement causes argue Apple's ongoing encryption duel with the FBI has serious free speech implications.

Woz backs Apple in FBI's 'lame' iPhone encryption case

03/08/2016, 11:16:14 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

During a late-night television appearance on Monday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed his support for Apple in the company's ongoing fight with the FBI, saying the bureau "picked a lame case."

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends secret meeting with tech and government elite to plot end to Trump presidential run

03/07/2016, 08:55:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Technology industry leaders including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page and Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk met with top GOP representatives at the secretive American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum this past weekend to discuss how to halt Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a report said Monday.

Government resubmits failed motion to compel Apple's assistance in NY iPhone case

03/07/2016, 07:05:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The U.S. Department of Justice is objecting a New York magistrate judge's decision to deny its motion to compel Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to a years-old New York drug case, with the case now landing at the Eastern District of New York.

Craig Federighi: Security is an endless race, but the FBI wants to roll it back to 2013

03/06/2016, 09:22:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's head of software engineering Craig Federighi published an opinion in the Washington Post today that clarified the company's reasoning behind refusing to weaken its products to appease a very public demand from the FBI.

This week on AI: Apple & FBI testify to Congress, future iPhone tech, Apple's auto project & more

03/05/2016, 06:52:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The battle over whether Apple should help the FBI unlock Syed Farook's iPhone once again intensified, but in the meantime, more news emerged about future iPhones and Project Titan, Apple's secretive automotive work.

UN high commissioner on human rights throws weight behind Apple in San Bernardino case

03/04/2016, 10:20:14 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple on Friday picked up more high-profile support in its court battle with the FBI over unlocking the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, namely in the form of Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights.