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.
Reuters released Wednesday the results of a poll that found more people—just less than half—supported Apple in its decision to fight a government order to create a backdoor in iOS. Those results contrast sharply to a Pew poll released earlier in the week that found a majority of people wanted Apple to do the government's bidding. The differences in those results come down in part to the way the questions were phrased.
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Apple said in a statement Tuesday that missing functionality for Apple Pencil on iPad Pro will return in the next beta of iOS 9.3. The ability to use Apple Pencil to navigate the iPad Pro had disappeared from early beta releases of iOS 9.3, but Apple said the feature would return.
The FBI is currently winning the battle of public opinion in its battle to force Apple to create a backdoor into iOS. The Pew Research Center published the results of a survey that found 51 percent of adults, 18 years of age or older, living in the continental United States, agreed with the FBI that Apple should unlock the iPhone used by a terrorist involved in an attack in San Bernardino, CA, in December of 2015. It's too bad that's not what Apple has been ordered to do. Bryan Chaffin explains.
FBI Director James Comey penned his own open letter to counter public comments from Apple and CEO Tim Cook arguing against those efforts. So far the mainstream media hads dealt with the letter in a very uncritical fasion. Bryan Chaffin thought that should change.
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The San Bernardino Health Department said in a tweet that the iCloud account used by Syed Rizwan Farook was reset at the request of the FBI. On Friday, court documents and statements from Apple revealed that the iCloud account had been reset 24 hours after the FBI seized an iPhone used by Syed Farook after he and his wife killed 14 people in an act of terror.
Apple offered the FBI four different options for recovering data on the iPhone 5c used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the terrorists involved in an attack in San Bernardino, CA, in December. None of those methods involved Apple creating a backdoor into iOS as ordered by a federal court this week. Bryan Chaffin explains.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called on America to boycott Apple until the company helps the FBI break into the phone of a dead terrorist. Mr. Trump has been vocal in his belief that Apple should create a backdoor into iOS that the FBI could then use access an iPhone found on the terrorists behind an attack San Bernardino, CA, in December of 2015.
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