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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.

Law enforcement groups, San Bernardino victims file in support of government in Apple vs FBI row

03/03/2016, 08:00:36 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Following friend of the court filings in support of Apple's stance on encryption, law enforcement groups and the families of six San Bernardino victims issued countering arguments on Thursday backing the government.

ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

03/02/2016, 02:38:59 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

Allowing courts to decide on encryption would result in haphazard approach, claims Apple lawyer

03/02/2016, 01:14:43 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Appearing in a TV interview on Wednesday, Apple lawyer Ted Olson once again called for the U.S. Congress and not courts to decide whether the company can be made to crack a device's security, suggesting that relying on courts could deliver a piecemeal approach.

US AG Lynch says FBI not asking Apple to break into iPhone, simply disable 'password blocker'

03/02/2016, 03:09:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In a follow-up interview to her appearance at Tuesday's RSA security conference, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the FBI is not asking Apple to break into an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, it only wants the company to disable built-in security safeguards.

Apple's lead attorney frames encryption debate as digital arms race, says only US asking for privileged access

03/01/2016, 09:43:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday meant to shed light on the contentious encryption debate, Apple's legal chief Bruce Sewell toed the company line with privacy rights and slippery slope arguments. He added, however, that America is the only country asking Apple to break its encryption amidst a wider cold war between tech industry players and nefarious agents.

Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites 'unreasonable burden'

02/29/2016, 06:52:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple was handed a crucial win in its fight for encryption on Monday, as a New York federal judge denied a government All Writs Act-based motion to compel Apple's assistance in bypassing the encryption safeguards of an iPhone linked to a years-old drug case.

Apple will ask Congress for a 'thoughtful and honest consideration of the facts' in testimony on encryption debate

02/29/2016, 11:56:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's chief attorney, Bruce Sewell, will testify before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he will argue that any decisions on mobile encryption should be decided by representatives of the people, not a warrant request based on a 220-year-old statute.

Apple directors reelected, outside proposals rejected at annual shareholder meeting

02/26/2016, 01:00:17 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's board of directors were unanimously reelected to their positions at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Friday, while shareholder proposals on a variety of issues, including a mandate on diversity, were rejected.

Apple-FBI battle will set precedent for future court orders, FBI director acknowledges

02/26/2016, 11:28:56 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Speaking in front of a Congressional intelligence panel, FBI Director James Comey admitted that the outcome of an Apple-FBI battle over unlocking an iPhone will likely set a legal precedent, despite recent suggestions to the contrary.

Apple rails against FBI demands for 'GovtOS' in motion to vacate decryption request

02/25/2016, 10:03:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

As expected, Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate a federal court order that would require it to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, saying law enforcement demands for a "Government OS" set a dangerous precedent for the public at large.

Apple TV adds new app categories, advertises Tim Cook's ABC interview in tvOS App Store

02/25/2016, 07:18:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

As part of continued efforts to build out the nascent tvOS platform, Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on new Apple TV App Store categories, while touting CEO Tim Cook's recent interview with ABC concerning the company's legal fight against FBI data decryption requests.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter expected to file motions backing Apple in unlock debate

02/25/2016, 05:33:44 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are all expected to file amicus briefs in support of Apple, which is refusing to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook over wider data privacy concerns.

Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell to testify before US Congress on encryption debate March 1

02/25/2016, 02:17:27 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on encryption next Tuesday, and Apple's top attorney, Bruce Sewell, will be in the nation's capital for the discussion.

FBI Director James Comey seeks to reassure Congress that Apple fight is not about precedent

02/25/2016, 11:53:28 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not believe its battle with Apple will result in a legal precedent that could weaken encryption protections across the board if the bureau prevails, director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Maricopa County Attorney bans employees from getting new iPhones, says Apple is 'on the side of terrorists'

02/25/2016, 09:40:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

As a result of Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone, the Maricopa County, Ariz. Attorney's Office has announced that it will not allow workers to choose Apple's handsets as upgrades or replacements.

Apple developing iPhone and iCloud encryption that counters FBI-requested workaround, reports say

02/25/2016, 01:49:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Amid government pressure on Apple to build an iOS encryption workaround, the company is said to be developing stronger iPhone and iCloud safeguards that would render obsolete any exploit it might be compelled to create.

Tim Cook: FBI is asking Apple to create 'software equivalent of cancer'

02/24/2016, 07:47:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In a lengthy interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that the repercussions of complying with FBI requests to build an iOS backdoor don't end with one smartphone, but instead have implications that ripple far beyond to hundreds of millions of iOS device owners.

Bipartisan encryption bill would create special congressional commission on encryption

02/24/2016, 06:08:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Wednesday announced plans to push forward a bill that would see the formation of a special congressional commission to address complex digital privacy issues, a hot button topic recently making headlines thanks to Apple's legal battle with the DOJ.

Facing challenges from FBI, Apple vows to strengthen encryption even further

02/24/2016, 03:11:12 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Should it successfully refuse a court order to help the FBI unlock Syed Farook's iPhone, Apple will continue to strengthen its encryption, a report said on Wednesday, citing an anonymous Apple executive.

Apple to argue First Amendment rights in FBI decryption battle

02/24/2016, 01:17:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

As expected, Apple intends to argue its First Amendment rights as part of a multi-pronged legal strategy designed to flout a court order compelling the company unlock an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings.