UK Election Throws Encryption Erosion into Doubt

· Charlotte Henry · Editorial

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for backdoors to encryption

This is important because once one Western democracy weakens encryption, the precedent could build momentum throughout the world, leaving everyone vulnerable to bad guys.

UK Anti-encryption Push, Woz at Startup World Cup - TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-27

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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There’s a new government call to for tech companies to let law enforcement bypass our security and encryption, but this time it’s from the United Kingdom. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to look at the ramifications if the U.K. forces the issue, plus Bryan fills us in on Steve Wozniak’s presentation at Startup World Cup.

Brexit Drives Up UK App Store Prices 25%

· Jeff Gamet · News

UK App Store prices going up 25%

Apple’s App Store is about to get more expensive for U.K. shoppers. App prices are going up by 25% because the pound has been dropping in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Fake News and Snatched iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-05

· Dave Hamilton & John Martellaro · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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The UK police got unlocked access to a suspect’s iPhone but, unlike the FBI earlier this year, they didn’t have to ask Apple to hack it. Interestingly, though, the FBI did something very similar to the UK police a few years ago. Listen to hear more. Then it’s on to how Apple might just be our last hope to save the integrity of the internet. John Martellaro explains!

UK Prime Minister Bans Apple Watch from Cabinet Meetings

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch banned from UK Cabinet meetings

Wearing your Apple Watch to a UK Cabinet meeting is off the table over concerns Russians are hacking smartwatches to spy on foreign governments. The ban comes from UK Prime Minister Theresa May who is extending the scope of the smartphone ban put in place by her predecessor David Cameron, and most likely has banned other smartwatches, too.