Apple got a shot in the arm in its dispute over helping the FBI crack an iPhone used by a terrorist, with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warning that an outcome against Apple will set an unwelcome precedent.
The district attorney of San Bernardino County, Michael Ramos, has raised concerns about the possibility of a ‘dormant cyber pathogen’ in the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in attacks in the county on Dec. 2.
Intuit is selling its Quicken personal finance software to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, with the current head of Quicken, Eric Dunn, continuing to run the business under the new owners.
IBM has sued online deals marketplace Groupon for infringing four of its patents, including two that emerged from Prodigy, the online service launched by IBM and partners ahead of the World Wide Web.
In a bid to expand the market they address in India, Uber and arch Indian rival Ola have launched on the same day pilots of a service for booking motorcycle rides.
Qualcomm has settled charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it hired relatives of Chinese officials who could influence the selection of its mobile technology products in a competitive market.
A Turkish citizen who led an operation that hacked into the systems of credit and debit card processing companies between 2011 and 2013 has pleaded guilty in a court in New York, according to officials.
The tech industry is rallying behind Apple in its appeal against a court order asking it to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c.
Sharp has approved an offer from Hon Hai Precision Industry and related companies to acquire over 66 percent of the company’s voting stock, making the Taiwanese contract manufacturer the new parent of the venerable Japanese firm.
Maricopa County, Arizona, will stop offering iPhones to new staff, calling it “the official smartphone of terrorists and criminals."
Workers at the Shanghai operation of Apple supplier Pegatron work more than the maximum 60 hours a week stipulated by the iPhone maker.
Microsoft is asking for reform of both US law and inter-government treaties.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the U.S. government to set up a commission of tech, intelligence and civil liberties experts to discuss "the implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy and personal freedoms."
Facebook is extending its collaborative model for developing low-cost compute and networking hardware to telecommunications gear as well, focusing on three areas — access, backhaul, and core and management.
FBI Director James Comey claims the agency doesn't want to break anyone’s encryption or set loose a master key to devices like the iPhone.