Tag: encryption

Apple argues ‘this is no time to weaken encryption’ in response to Australia’s Access and Assistance Bill

Apple’s stance on privacy is clear. They will do their best to comply with law enforcement, however, it believes creating a backdoor for its operating system is the wrong thing… Read more »

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit,… Read more »

Five-country group including U.S. calls for encryption back doors, says privacy not absolute

The privacy of Internet users "is not absolute, according to a statement from a five-country coalition that includes the United States following a meeting about security, with the overall theme… Read more »

Get 50% off pCloud 2TB secure cloud storage w/ client-side encryption for $72/year

Thanks to our sponsor pCloud, 9to5Mac readers can get an exclusive 50% off the company’s 2TB storage plan with upgraded client-side encryption: Get 2TB storage + pCloud Crypto for $… Read more »

Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook funds in fight over WhatsApp encryption

Over $ 6 million in Facebook’s Brazilian bank accounts has been reportedly frozen, following a fresh court order in disputes over encrypted WhatsApp conversations. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

President Obama: ‘You Cannot Take an Absolutist View’ on Encryption Issue

United States President Barack Obama today spoke with Texas Tribune editor Evan Smith at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he indirectly addressed Apple’s dispute with the FBI. While Obama said… Read more »

President Obama cautions against taking ‘absolutist view’ on encryption in Apple/FBI case [Video]

The latest to speak out on the Apple and FBI controversy is none other than President Obama who earlier today attended a talk at South by Southwest Interactive. While the… Read more »

Ex-CIA director: Apple ‘generally in the right’ on encryption, FBI not ‘very good telephone designers’

Speaking with CNBC’s Squawk Box, former CIA director James Woolsey gave his personal thoughts on the FBI’s request to have Apple unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers…. Read more »

Black Lives Matter activists say FBI fight to break iPhone encryption threatens civil liberties

In a recently submitted friend of the court filing, activists supporting the Black Lives Matter and other civil rights movement causes argue Apple’s ongoing encryption duel with the FBI has… Read more »

Craig Federighi writes op-ed on Apple/FBI encryption battle: ‘to slow our pace … puts everyone at risk’

As part of Apple’s continuing quest to raise support for its side of the Apple/FBI iPhone encryption backdoor debate, Craig Federighi has written an opinion piece in The Washington Post. Unsurprisingly,… Read more »

California bill over encryption backdoors could prevent Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf

California is now presenting a new bill that, if passed into law, would stop Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf, via ZDNet. The bill requires smartphone manufacturers to sell… Read more »

Tim Cook talks privacy & encryption, criticizes Google during award reception

While speaking at the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner yesterday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a speech during which he addressed the ongoing issues… Read more »