Rev. Jesse Jackson lauds Tim Cook's stand against FBI demands

Article Image Chiming in on the Apple-FBI encryption debate, Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday came out in opposition of the U.S. government’s order demanding Apple create an iPhone encryption workaround, while praising CEO Tim Cook’s fight for civil liberties.

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Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell to testify before US Congress on encryption debate March 1

Article Image The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on encryption next Tuesday, and Apple’s top attorney, Bruce Sewell, will be in the nation’s capital for the discussion.

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Apple developing iPhone and iCloud encryption that counters FBI-requested workaround, reports say

Article Image Amid government pressure on Apple to build an iOS encryption workaround, the company is said to be developing stronger iPhone and iCloud safeguards that would render obsolete any exploit it might be compelled to create.

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DOJ filing: Apple’s refusal to decrypt iPhone is just a ‘marketing strategy’

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The fight over encryption continues to heat up as the DOJ files another motion to force Apple’s compliance.

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US Department of Justice files motion to force Apple to crack terrorist's iPhone

Article Image Apple’s complex saga involving data encryption, civil liberties and national security took yet another twist on Friday when the U.S. Department of Justice weighed in, filing a motion attempting to compel the iPhone maker to create a backdoor to unlock a secured iPhone.

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Apple reportedly enlists aid of free-speech attorneys in encryption battle

Article Image Details surrounding Apple’s legal battle to keep iPhone encryption intact continue to trickle out, the latest being a report claiming the company has retained the services of two prominent attorneys well versed in free-speech rights, suggesting such issues will be in play at upcoming court hearings.

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User security, privacy issues draw sharp contrast between Apple iOS, Google Android in FBI encryption case [u]

Article Image The resolute position of Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook to defend the security of iOS encryption has drawn sharp contrast with a deafening silence from Google, Microsoft and their hardware partners in Korea and China, where individuals’ security and privacy is commonly overlooked as being a critical feature.

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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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FBI complains it can't break encryption on phone used by San Bernardino terrorists

Article Image FBI technicians have been trying and failing to break the encryption of a phone used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. in December, according to FBI Director James Comey.

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AT&T CEO says US encryption policy is up to Congress, not Apple

Article Image US government policies on device encryption should be decided by the public and Congress, not companies like Apple, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in an interview at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos, Switzerland.

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No, Microsoft isn’t uploading your cryptographic keys so it can hand them to the FBI

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Worried about Microsoft’s full disk encryption? You probably don’t need to be — and there are ways to stop the program from uploading your recovery key to the cloud.

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Manhattan DA demands Google, Apple implement back doors, kill end-to-end encryption

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has long hated encryption, but he’s stepped up his attack. Vance wants a federal ban on end-to-end encryption like that offered by Google and Apple in their respective operating systems.

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ACLU: Google is embarrassed by Android security, isn't protecting vulnerable users like Apple's iOS

Article Image The difference between encryption and security on iOS and Android isn’t just a technical issue but a “digital security divide,” according to the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s because Apple secures its devices while Google leaves Android open to data collection and surveillance.

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Argument over strong encryption reaches boiling point as Apple, Microsoft rebuff court orders for data access

A long-running debate concerning recent advances in consumer data encryption came to a head this summer when Apple rebuffed a Justice Department court order demanding access to iMessage transcripts, causing some in the law enforcement community to call for legal action against the company.

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Prosecutors press on with 'think of the children' campaign against encryption in iOS, Android

Law enforcement officials have continued to make their case?against the new, heftier encryption introduced last year by Apple and Google for their respective mobile operating systems, charging once again that the changes are standing in the way of capturing murderers, pedophiles, sex traffickers, and terrorists.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands – report

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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The Encryption Software Scuffle


In the face of encryption that could block brute force attempts for years, law enforcement agencies at every level have been calling for keys that allow investigators to crack open smartphones and court cases alike. Some of the world’s leading tech companies and privacy advocates have called for the White House to stand against any proposal to weaken the security software on consumer products. More than 140 tech companies and privacy advocates have signed a petition that seeks White House support for maintaining encryption software integrity.

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Microsoft: Internet Explorer, Windows vulnerable to FREAK attack

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The RSA encryption attack we reported on earlier this week has been found to work on Windows systems, not just Android and iOS. Microsoft has issued a temporary workaround.

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Apple: It could take years for NSA to get into your iPhone 6

Apple says its latest iPhone has an encryption system that will keep users’ emails and photos safe from the prying eyes of the NSA or any law-enforcement agency, reports the New York Times.

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