FBI Director Comey calls 'emotion' surrounding Apple case unproductive, says encryption needs legislative resolution

Article Image Two weeks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation withdrew its legal action against Apple, agency director James Comey on Tuesday said the issue of squaring national security policies with consumer privacy rights was the most difficult of his government career.

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Microsoft Quashes Bitcoin Scare

Micrososft on Monday withdrew a notice posted earlier in the day to its Windows website, which declared that bitcoin currency no longer would be accepted in its users’ accounts. “We continue to support Bitcoin for adding money to your Microsoft Account which can be used for purchasing content in the Windows and Xbox stores,” the company said. “We apologize for inaccurate information that was inadvertently posted to a Microsoft site, which is currently being corrected.”

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American Airlines Veers Out of Orbitz

American Airlines this week withdrew its flight content from Orbitz Worldwide’s websites, which include Orbitz.com, ebookers.com and CheapTickets.com. The companies are locked in a booking fee dispute. The issue is also a brewing source of discontent between the airlines and Orbitz’s competitors, such as Expedia. In a nutshell, the legacy carriers are facing competition from discount airlines, so they want the booking sites to reduce their commissions on ticket sales to improve their bottom lines.

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