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Apple formally appeals judge's iPhone unlocking order

Just in case its motion to vacate wasn't enough, Apple late Tuesday filed an appeal of a California judge's order requiring it to help the FBI defeat the password protection's on a mass shooter's iPhone.

Shooting this robot helps make better soldiers

These are target robots, developed by an Australian company for use on military training ranges. The U.S Marine Corp recently tested them out in California as potential replacements for the paper targets used today.

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The FBI should try to unlock a shooter's iPhone without Apple's help, a lawmaker says

It may be possible for investigators to make multiple copies of the hard drive on an iPhone used by the San Bernardino mass shooter.

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IoT users could win with a new bill in the US Senate

Four US senators have proposed a bill that would call on the Federal Communications Commission to study the need for more spectrum to connect Internet of Things devices.

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Judge strikes down order for Apple to hack an iPhone in a New York case

Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled that the All Writs Act isn't sufficient to order Apple to extract data from a drug dealer's iPhone.

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Apple's top counsel to tell Congress, 'Encryption is a necessary thing'

Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell will argue that keeping our data safe actually protects us from "thieves and terrorists," not the other way around.

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5 things you need to know about the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement

The Privacy Shield agreement is intended to guarantee the personal information of European Union citizens the same privacy protection when processed in the U.S. as it would receive at home. Here are five things to know about the agreement.

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EU adds detail to Privacy Shield agreement, prepares to give it force of law

The European Commission has detailed the steps businesses must take to comply with the Privacy Shield data protection agreement, reached in principle with U.S. authorities earlier this month.

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Why can't the FBI unlock that iPhone?

The current legal maelstrom between Apple and the FBI was started by the "Erase Data" feature. This is what would happen if Apple were to get rid of it.

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Apple vs. the FBI: The legal arguments in a nutshell

Apple has raised some interesting, and potentially winning, legal arguments in its request to overturn a judge’s order requiring the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of a mass shooter.

FBI director: Apple encryption ruling could lead to more unlocking requests

If a U.S. court grants the FBI's request for Apple to help it unlock a terrorism suspect's iPhone, the case will likely open the door to many similar law enforcement requests, the agency's director said Thursday.

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Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

Apple doesn't want to be in the iPhone hacking business and is looking to close the vulnerability at the center of its current fight with the FBI.

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The FCC wants to blow up the cable box. Here's what its proposal will (and won’t) do

Confused by the FCC’s cable box plan? Here’s what it all means for cable subscribers and cord cutters.

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Asus agrees to 20 years of audits to settle "pervasive" router insecurity charges

Asus has agreed to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that the company failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software on its routers, the agency said Tuesday.

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Let's hope the NSA hasn't actually used this machine-learning model to target drone strikes

The U.S. National Security Agency could be relying on a seriously flawed machine-learning model to target drone strikes in Pakistan, according to a new analysis of slides uncovered last year by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

FAQ: Everything we know so far about Apple's battle with the FBI

The FBI wants Apple's help to brute-force a terrorist's iPhone, but Apple says doing so could ultimately threaten everyone's security.

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Apple exec: Newer iPhones aren't immune to FBI backdoor concerns

According to an unnamed Apple executive, it would be technically possible to build a backdoor for Touch ID- and Secure Enclave-equipped iPhones that bypasses certain passcode security measures.