Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award, comes out against erosion of online privacy

Just another feather in the cap of the man who brought us instantaneous worldwide communication, endless access to information, and cat memes. Oh, so many cat memes.

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London terror attack: UK wants encrypted WhatsApp messages

The U.K. government wants WhatsApp to give security services access to encrypted messages in the aftermath of the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack. Officials, however, could face stiff challenges if they choose to apply U.K. surveillance legislation to the U.S.-based firm, according to a digital privacy advocate.

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Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/apple-denied-massive-icloud-hack-but-should-still-change-your-password.html

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Hackers can now take over the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

With root access on MacOS thanks to a bug in Safari, two independent hackers have managed to take control of a MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, adding a custom message as a bit of hacker flair.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/hackers-can-now-take-over-macbook-pro-touch-bar.html

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How to Keep Your Devices From Joining a Zombie Botnet Army

Last Friday’s massive cyberattack, which disrupted access to dozens of popular websites, probably wasn’t carried out by internet-connected devices in your home, cyber safety experts say.

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Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

Oracle has agreed to acquire cloud access security broker Palerra, whose LORIC software manages security and compliance for applications, workloads, and sensitive data stored across cloud services, the companies announced Sunday. Palerra “offers a unique combination of visibility into cloud usage, data security, user behavior analytics and security configurations, with automated incident responses,” wrote Peter Barker, Oracle’s SVP of identity management and security products, in a letter to customers and partners.

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Tech Q&A: Saving your text messages forever, finding great electronics deals

Want to know how to avoid phishing scams, restrict Facebook access on other devices, and more? Read this column.

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Turkey blocks WikiLeaks access after Erdogan party email leak

Turkey has banned access to the WikiLeaks website, the group announced Wednesday, after the release of a trove of documents purportedly related to the country’s power structure.

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FBI May Help Local Law Enforcement Agencies Crack Encrypted iPhones

Weeks after backing down from its litigation demanding Apple’s help to access encrypted data on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone, the FBI appears to be taking full advantage of its newly discovered forensic prowess by offering assistance to law enforcement agencies across the country. The agency has sent out letters letting local officials know that it has gained access to the encrypted data on the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, and it has offered to help officials use the technique to assist their investigations.

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DoJ, Apple Butt Heads in Latest Encryption Go-Round

The legal battle between Apple and the Department of Justice over access to encrypted iPhone data got a little more personal last week after lawyers for Apple blasted a government filing that accused the company of collaborating with the Chinese government. The DOJ’s filing was nothing more than a smear campaign designed to paint a false picture of Apple’s lack of cooperation in the investigation as well as its relationship with the Chinese government, based on flimsy sources, Apple attorney Bruce Sewell argued.

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ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

Article Image The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data in drug case, NY judge says

The U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to a locked iPhone’s data in a Brooklyn drug case, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday.

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US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data, NY judge says

The U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to a locked iPhone data in a routine Brooklyn drug case, a magistrate judge ruled Monday.

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Encryption Bans and Backdoor Efforts Are Misguided, Harvard Study Finds

Any effort to ban encryption or provide government agencies with backdoor access would be unenforceable and prone to failure, according to a Harvard University report released last week. Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Security, collaborator Kathleen Seidel, and student Saranya Vijayakuma, identified 865 encryption products from 55 countries; 546 of those products were developed outside the United States. Avoiding U.S. surveillance is easy to do with hundreds of competing products available, Schneier said.

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Apple supplies third betas of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 to public testers

Article Image Members of Apple’s public beta program now have access to the third preview builds of both iOS 9.3 for iPhone and iPad, as well as OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for Mac.

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Apple merges iTunes Radio channels into Apple Music, Beats 1 now lone free-to-stream service

Article Image As announced earlier this month, Apple on Friday discontinued free access to ad-supported iTunes Radio channels, folding the content into Apple Music as part of a broader push to grow adoption of its subscription service.

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First look: Night Shift mode eases nighttime eye strain

Article Image With its latest iOS 9.3 beta, Apple is for the first time allowing users to access and control display temperature on their iPhones and iPads, albeit in limited fashion, through a feature called Night Shift.

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