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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Twitter tries to address hate speech issue with new user tools

Plus: WhatsApp rolls out encrypted video calling feature, is it going to stay encrypted? And Apple publishes a big glossy book about Apple’s design history.

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FBI Says Its Hands Are Tied on Revealing iPhone Crack Details


The FBI on Wednesday confirmed its decision not to inform Apple of how it hacked into the encrypted iPhone used in last December’s San Bernardino terrorist attack. The bureau was investigating the possibility that deceased shooters Syed Farook, who used the iPhone, and his wife may have had links to other terrorist plots. It also was searching for evidence tying the two to ISIS. After Apple refused to provide a backdoor entry into the encrypted smartphone, the FBI penetrated it with the help of an outside organization.

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FBI reportedly using forensic firm Cellebrite to open San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The FBI has turned to Israeli mobile forensics specialist Cellebrite to help it open the encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, according to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/23/fbi-reportedly-using-forensic-firm-cellebrite-to-open-san-bernardino-shooters-iphone.html

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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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Justice Department considers wiretapping fight with WhatsApp amid Apple-FBI row

Article Image The U.S. government is at odds with yet another Silicon Valley firm thanks to encrypted communications, this time targeting Facebook-owned messaging superpower WhatsApp over federal wiretapping statutes.

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Battle Lines Sharpen in Apple-FBI Encryption Fight


In the days following the court order directing Apple to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone associated with the San Bernardino terrorists, supporters have lined up behind both sides. A federal magistrate last week ordered Apple to create software that would let authorities access data in an iPhone used by the shooters in the attack last year. Apple CEO Tim Cook responded with an open letter in defense of the company’s resistance to the court order. Analysis of online news and blogs about Cook’s letter shows little change in public views.

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Secure messaging app Telegram removes 78 ISIS-related channels

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has removed 78 Islamic State-related channels this week, it announced Wednesday.

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Samsung is still lying about the encryption on its Smart TVs

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Last week, Samsung claimed that the voice information captured by its newest TVs was encrypted, even if older models were still insecure. This has now been proven untrue — Samsung televisions still on the market and available for purchase are using plaintext.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199978-samsung-is-still-lying-about-the-encryption-on-its-smart-tvs

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