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Topic: FBI

Editorial: The NSA remains uninterested in our safety by calling for encryption weakening

09/12/2019, 11:09 am

The National Security Agency's general counsel, Glenn S. Gerstell, has written an editorial in which he does not once mention the term "encryption backdoor" by name. And yet, that's what it's all about, again.

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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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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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Apple's self-driving 'Project Titan' car technology allegedly stolen by second employee, says FBI

01/30/2019, 12:01 pm

Following up on an internal Apple investigation, the FBI has arrested a second person accused of trying to steal secrets related to the company's self-driving car platform.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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iPads & education in Chicago, Alexa laughing, and the FBI pressing - Apple's March 2018 in review

12/27/2018, 07:12 am

New iPads, Alexa laughing at us, and the FBI trying to get backdoors into iPhones -- all of these things, and more, happened to Apple and technology in March 2018

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Apple Park opens, Woz scammed, Apple Watch pummels Swiss watches -- February 2018 in Review

12/26/2018, 03:12 pm

The long-awaited and delayed HomePod finally arrived to a chorus of praise and complaints. Apple also officially moved into its spaceship campus, Woz got taken by a scammer, and the entire Swiss watch market got beaten, all in February 2018.

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FBI makes suspect unlock iPhone X in first confirmed instance of forced Face ID

09/30/2018, 11:09 pm

The FBI recently ordered a suspect to unlock his iPhone X via Face ID, in the first known example of police doing so anywhere in the world.

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FBI & other US branches join Justice Department in Cambridge Analytica investigation

07/03/2018, 02:07 pm

A U.S. federal probe into Facebook's data sharing with now-defunct politcal consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has reportedly grown to pull in multiple agencies, including the FBI, the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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FBI warns public to reboot Wi-Fi routers to counter 'VPNFilter' malware

05/28/2018, 09:05 am

The FBI is recommending power cycling Wi-Fi routers as a step to counter "foreign cyber actors" seeding malware known as "VPNFilter."

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FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

05/22/2018, 10:05 pm

The FBI has for months bemoaned the threat encrypted cellphones pose to ongoing investigations, saying investigators were locked out of some 7,800 devices last year. A new report, however, claims the agency's figures are grossly inflated.

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Apple, other tech companies continue to resist encryption backdoor proposals by FBI, U.S. DOJ

05/02/2018, 02:05 pm

A group made up of Apple and other major technology companies is increasing its efforts to fight attempts by government agencies to force the addition of encryption backdoors, following reports US law enforcement bodies are forming new proposals to gain access to protected data.

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US lawmakers ask FBI director to explain decision to take Apple to court

04/13/2018, 02:04 pm

A bipartisan group within the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, looking for answers on why the agency took Apple to court to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook.

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Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case

03/27/2018, 08:03 pm

An investigation into the FBI's aggressive attempt to force Apple to assist in the unlocking of an iPhone tied to 2015's San Bernardino shooting suggests a lack of communication, red tape and perhaps political motives were at play in taking the case to court.

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Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone

03/26/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's senior VP of software engineering maintained the company's hard line on encryption in response to a story saying the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are renewing their pursuit of backdoors for searches by law enforcement.

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FBI chief continues his demand for law enforcement access to encrypted iPhones and other devices

03/07/2018, 03:03 pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray has continued his fight to make it easier to defeat the encryption-based security of devices like Apple's iPhone, declaring in a speech at Boston College that these security systems could be designed in a way to help law enforcement agencies, as well as updating laws to keep up with changes in technology.

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Heads of US law & spy agencies say phones by Apple rival Huawei pose inherent national security risk

02/14/2018, 11:02 am

The heads of several U.S. law and spy agencies claim that smartphone buyers should avoid buying products from China's Huawei, since the company poses a risk of data theft and surveillance of users, but also are a danger to national security as well.

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FBI agents dish on Tim Cook, Apple in private texts discussing iPhone encryption debate

02/08/2018, 08:02 pm

Documents recently aired in an ongoing investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe show texts between two agency officials discussing 2016's encryption debate, offering a revealing look at government sentiment at the time.

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Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

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