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Topic: encryption

Trump doubles down on demand that Apple unlock criminal's iPhones

01/22/2020, 07:01 am

Trump has continued his push for Apple to unlock iPhones on demand by law enforcement, claiming the company has "the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds."

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US Attorney General William Barr's push against encryption concerns some FBI officials

01/17/2020, 09:01 am

The continuing push by US Attorney General William Barr and government officials for Apple and other tech companies to assist law enforcement by weakening encryption is a continuation of a long-standing argument, but some within the FBI disagree with the latest political volleys to break device security.

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FBI reportedly accessed locked iPhone 11 Pro Max with GrayKey third party tool

01/15/2020, 09:01 pm

The FBI recently cracked the encryption of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone 11 Pro Max, a report said Wednesday, prompting questions as to why the agency is demanding the company assist in accessing two older iPhone models as part of a high-profile case.

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Apple braces for legal fight with DOJ over Pensacola shooter's iPhones

01/14/2020, 10:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly building a small team of specialists to defend the company's encryption policies as a legal showdown with the Department of Justice looms.

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Trump tells Apple to 'step up to the plate' and unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

01/14/2020, 07:01 pm

President Donald Trump waded into the encryption battle on Tuesday with a tweet calling on Apple to "unlock" iPhones at the request of law enforcement agencies, suggesting the company should do so because of help it receives on trade and "other issues."

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The FBI has the tools it needs to break into the iPhone, and shouldn't ask for backdoors

01/14/2020, 11:01 am

Demands from the FBI and Attorney General William Barr for Apple to provide more help to the ongoing Pensacola shooter investigation did not need to be made, as security experts have pointed out the existence of hacking tools that could have granted access to locked iPhones -- which law enforcement has at their disposal already.

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Apple denies Barr's request to unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

01/13/2020, 09:01 pm

Apple on Monday denied a public request from U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to unlock iPhones owned by a Saudi Air Force cadet accused of killing three people at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., refuting the AG's claim that it has not provided "substantive assistance" in the investigation.

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Attorney General Barr demands Apple unlock iPhones in Pensacola shooting

01/13/2020, 03:01 pm

US Attorney General William Barr has publicly asked Apple to unlock a pair of iPhones used by the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida in December, complaining Apple has so far provided no "substantive assistance" to the investigation.

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Apple's Mac Pro, iOS 13.3, encryption backdoors on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/13/2019, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about password managers, the Feds threatening encryption backdoors, Apple Card iPhone installments, and unsurprisingly the Mac Pro.

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Senators threaten Apple, Facebook with mandated encryption backdoors

12/10/2019, 03:12 pm

Tech companies including Apple and Facebook should provide encrypted user data to members of law enforcement, U.S. Senators said on Tuesday, with the added threat of imposing regulatory measures over the technology if they fail to do so.

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Secure messaging apps working to comply with Apple's iOS 13 privacy changes

09/05/2019, 03:09 pm

Changes in iOS 13 to improve privacy may be affecting more apps than first thought, with developers of secure messaging "scrambling" to keep the encrypted communications services functional before Apple cuts off access to a specific API.

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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro & the ARM Mac on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/26/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, just how effective Facebook's $5 billion fine from the FTC will be, and the pending antitrust investigation into big tech companies.

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US Attorney General Barr doubles down on encryption backdoors call

07/23/2019, 03:07 pm

The US Attorney General William Barr has waded into the ongoing encryption debate, claiming the encryption of data is putting the security of America at risk by stopping law enforcement officials from being able to track criminals, and calling for the creation of security-defeating backdoors that somehow do not weaken encryption.

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White House mulls end-to-end encryption ban to aid law enforcement

06/28/2019, 03:06 pm

The Trump administration are looking into the possibility of banning encryption techniques that cannot be broken by law enforcement, a proposal that would weaken encryption as a whole for users and businesses, and could make messaging clients like Apple's iMessage stop using end-to-end encryption.

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Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/17/2019, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back to talk about Zombieload, Zombieland, Huawei, Intel and 5G.

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Tim Cook wanted Apple to fight US DOJ in court over encryption

04/23/2019, 12:04 pm

Speaking at Time Magazine's first-ever Time 100 Summit on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, most notably saying he wished the company's encryption battle with the U.S. Department of Justice had gone to court.

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FBI director says there may be 'solutions' to end-to-end encryption debate

03/05/2019, 05:03 pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray once again hammered home his opposition on end-to-end encryption on Tuesday, suggesting that there are "solutions" for letting law enforcement bypass security measures without exposing consumers.

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Cellebrite iPhone hacking tools selling on eBay for as little as $100

02/27/2019, 03:02 pm

Meant to be used only by law enforcement, Cellebrite hacking tools for iPhones and other smartphones are reportedly selling on eBay for sums as low as $100.

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Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'

02/27/2019, 09:02 am

Because of Apple's and other companies' stances on end-to-end encryption, the U.S. government's trouble in intercepting online communications is only accelerating, according to an executive assistant director with the FBI.

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Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

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