Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, strongly condemned the FBI's efforts to force Apple to weaken iPhone encryption. In an interview with NPR, Mr. Clarke said that the FBI was wrong on encryption and was more interested in setting a precedent in its efforts against Apple than it was in actually accessing a work iPhone used by a dead terrorist.
The FBI on Thursday filed a response to Apple's response to a court order mandating that Apple create a version of iOS—dubbed FBiOS or GovtOS in the media—shorn of several key security features. In that response, the FBI attempts to deconstruct Apple's arguments against the order, but in one area in particular, the government's attorneys play fast and loose with the facts in an apples-to-oranges comparison.
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Today's Quick Tip is about using Apple Music with Siri. Have you ever wondered how you can get the voice assistant to play the music you own rather than items from Apple's music catalog? Well, wonder no more, because we've got the answer to that (plus a few more handy-dandy tips) here!
Meet Congressman David Jolly (R-FL), the latest elected representative keen to demonstrate his lack of understanding on encryption and security. Mr. Jolly announced Thursday that he introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives titled "No Taxpayer Support for Apple Act."
A federal court ruled on Monday that the FBI can not use the All Writs Act to compel Apple to bypass the security features of an iPhone belonging to an accused drug dealer in Manhattan.
We have a deal today on the Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED bulb, a multi-hued LED bulb you can control from your iPhone, Apple Watch, and some Android devices. You can control timers, brightness, 16 million colors, preset scenes, on up to 10 bulbs from the app. You can get it through us for $29.99, a third off retail.
FBI Director James Comey acknowledged during a House hearing on Thursday that a court order forcing Apple to create software that bypasses security measures in iOS could establish a precedent. This, despite claims from the get-go that the court order was about one device and once device only.
If you love the constitution, the right to privacy, and America, you should support Apple against the government's push to destroy your civil liberties. Three tried and true Constitutional arguments against eroding our civil liberties apply to this case just as they have to many other civil liberty struggles of the past. John Kheit explains.
Apple is already working on new ways to improve iPhone and iCloud encryption that would make government demands for tools to hack into our personal data worthless. Currently, the FBI is trying to force Apple to create a passcode hackable version of iOS, and that very likely was the incentive to accelerate security improvement efforts.
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