White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption – report

Article Image Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won’t publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption – report

Article Image Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won’t publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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Obama's 'tone deaf' comments on encryption draw criticism at SXSW

Article Image President Barack Obama’s recent comments on encryption and national security have drawn criticism from the highly connected audience of the South by Southwest festival, including one particularly prominent voice –?Congressman Darrell Issa.

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Did San Bernardino shooter's Facebook settings foil feds?

Tashfeen Malik advocated jihad in messages on social media, but her comments were made under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings that did not allow people outside a small group of friends to see them, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Monday.


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No censorship in Chinese Internet, says China's top censor

China’s cyber chief rejected criticism of the country’s Internet censorship Wednesday. The comments by Lu Wei, head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, came ahead of next week’s state-sponsored World Internet Conference in the town of Wuzhen.

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Musk Draws Barbs for Mean-Spirited Dig at Apple


Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s recent comments to a German newspaper — suggesting that Apple is the “Tesla graveyard” due to its hiring of fired Tesla employees — has struck some nerves in the U.S. Musk dismissed claims that Apple had poached staff, telling the paper that those who couldn’t cut it at Tesla would go to work for Apple instead — and he added that he wasn’t kidding. Musk added that he didn’t take Apple seriously as a competitor in the automobile market. Cars are much more complex than smartphones or smartwatches, he pointed out.

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Aaron Sorkin tears into Tim Cook over 'opportunistic' comments

Article Image Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin slammed Tim Cook in a recent interview for comments the Apple CEO made regarding authors, filmmakers and documentarians focusing on the life and times of Steve Jobs.

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Court case over anonymous online poster sparks Free Speech debate

Should the identities of those who post negative, potentially defamatory comments on online forums be disclosed? Is it fair for businesses to have to deal with these censures from faceless posters online? Or, on the flip side, would such a disclosure of information threaten protections of Freedom of Speech on the Web? These are the central questions at the heart of an ongoing legal case that is currently on appeal in the state of Washington.

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Microsoft CEO Flip-Flops on Women Trusting Equal Pay to Karma


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has come under fire for comments he made on Thursday suggesting that women should trust in karma rather than ask for pay raises. “It’s not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,” Nadella told a predominantly female audience. “That, I think, might be one of the additional superpowers that, quite frankly, women who don’t ask for a raise have — because that’s good karma,” he continued. “It’ll come back.”

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Americans Mad as Hell Over Proposed Net Neutrality Rules


More than 99 percent of the 800,000 or so comments on Net neutrality the FCC released last month were in favor of an open Internet, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s analysis of the comments. At least 60 percent of the comments, or more than 484,000, were form letters written by organized campaigns, although that is a lower percentage than is common for high-volume regulatory issues. At least 200 comments came from law firms, on their own behalf or for their clients.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson & Rainbow PUSH Coalition praise Apple for releasing detailed workforce diversity data

Following Apple’s publication of workforce diversity data, as well as comments from the company admitting that improvements are needed, the iPhone maker received praise from activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which advocates on behalf of minorities.



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