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French legislators want to compel companies to decrypt data, because terrorism

Legislators in France are trying to make the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation jealous of their French counterparts.

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San Bernardino prosecutor raises concerns about ‘cyber pathogen’ in terrorist's iPhone

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.

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Apple gets legal support from the tech industry, as well as a victim's husband

Amicus, or "friend of the court," briefs are expected from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, the ACLU, security experts, and others.

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US says cyber battle against ISIS will 'black these guys out'

The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group's ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday.

US says cyberbattle against ISIS will black them out

The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group's ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday.

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Billboards can track your location, and privacy advocates hate it

A geolocation-tracking feature on billboards owned by Clear Channel Outdoor gives the company new ways to target advertising and measure its effectiveness, but is also raising privacy concerns.

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The U.S. military is shooting these creepy robot dummies to make better Marines

They're not the kind of thing you might expect to see on a battlefield, but a four-wheeled robot recently tested by the U.S. Marines could help make better soldiers.

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DOD to invite security experts to Hack the Pentagon

The Department of Defense plans to ask computer security experts to Hack the Pentagon as part of a push to improve its cyber defenses.

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Eric Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation advisory board

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt will head a new DOD advisory board aimed at helping the U.S. military forge closer ties with Silicon Valley.

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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.