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Topic: FBI

iOS 14 leaks are proof why there should never be an encryption backdoor

03/10/2020, 03:03 pm

There is nobody keener than an Apple fan to take a leaked version of iOS, pore over it in depth, and find out all its hidden secrets -- except one. Even more motivated and determined than even the greatest Apple spelunker, is the criminal, the terrorist, the bad actor -- and they absolutely shouldn't be given the chance to do so with an encryption backdoor of any sort.

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Apple Watch outsells all Swiss firms combined, plus a new fight over health records on the AppleInsider podcast

02/07/2020, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, the Apple Watch sales now easily exceed those of every single Swiss watch company just as Jony Ive predicted years ago. Plus discussion about Apple's new OS betas, and how one health company is trying to stop Apple's plans over patient records.

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FBI Pensacola investigation still hasn't accessed shooter's iPhone

02/05/2020, 01:02 pm

The Federal Bureau Investigation into the Pensacola shooting is still unable to access encrypted data on a suspect's iPhone, Director Christoper Wray has admitted, with no progress made on acquiring data from the device.

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Apple's January in review: $91.8 billion, Mac Pro, Coronavirus, and Apple TV+ awards

02/01/2020, 12:02 pm

What a difference a year makes. Apple began 2019 as a technology company but it's started January 2020 as a television, news, gaming and financial firm too.

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Apple Watch rewards, iCloud encryption, and WhatsApp hacks on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/24/2020, 08:01 am

Victor and William discuss the new Apple Watch rewards program in selected gyms, what's really going on with WhatsApp and iCloud encryption, and how iPhone demand in India has grown so much that a third factory is opening.

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What Apple surrenders to law enforcement when issued a subpoena

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple won't unlock iPhones or other devices for law enforcement, but it can and will provide substantial data about a user when it gets a subpoena. Here's what Apple has access to you from your device -- and what it doesn't.

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Apple cancelled encrypted iCloud plans after the FBI complained

01/21/2020, 08:01 am

Apple has reportedly abandoned plans to allow users to end-to-end encrypt iCloud, after getting negative feedback from the FBI.

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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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Rumors of a touchscreen Mac, FBI wants inside everyone's iPhone on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/17/2020, 08:01 am

Victor and William discuss the FBI's position on Apple and encryption, Apple's response, the latest in Apple TV+, plus the resurfacing of a rumor about a touchscreen Mac -- this time prompted by Apple itself.

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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 defends privacy stance & FBI wants iPhones unlocked on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/10/2020, 08:01 am

Victor and William discuss Apple's rising sales in China, the FBI's renewed pressure on encryption backdoors, and Samsung's innovative icon design practice.

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FBI again asks Apple to unlock iPhones belonging to suspected shooter

01/07/2020, 09:01 am

The FBI has formally asked Apple to help it unlock two iPhones reportedly belonging to the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida, in December, but Apple says it has already given all the help it can.

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Apple's new privacy page hammers home long-time focus

11/06/2019, 09:11 am

Apple has updated its official privacy site with explanatory overviews of hot-button topics such as being tracked by your phone, and having messages intercepted. Plus it's added four white papers with technical details of its privacy elements.

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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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