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How FBI vs. Apple could cripple corporate and government security

The implications go way beyond whether law enforcement can unlock an alleged criminal's phone.

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Near miss between drone and Lufthansa plane fuels demand for regulation

A near miss between a drone and a Lufthansa aircraft landing at Los Angeles International Airport may give impetus to moves to regulate consumer drones more closely, including by using technologies like geofencing.

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Apple sees weakness in FBI hearing request

A last-minute request for witnesses could indicate a change in the FBI's thinking, says Apple.

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Apple engineers could walk away from FBI’s iPhone demands

Current and former Apple employees say they’d rather quit than build an iPhone backdoor.

Alphabet could sell robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, a advanced robot start-up that was purchased by Google just over two years ago, is up for sale according to Bloomberg.

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Alphabet plans analytics platform to help cities solve traffic problems

Sidewalks Labs, a unit of Alphabet, is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transport to build a data and analytics platform that promises to help cities understand where people go and how they get there so they can better design transportation infrastructure to suit.

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Tim Cook to Time: 'I feel like I'm in this bad dream'

Before the Apple-FBI fight gets its first day in court, Tim Cook recaps the struggle in a new interview.

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Apple's latest legal filing: 'The Founders would be appalled'

In its last brief to Judge Pym before the first hearing on March 22, Apple makes its case for encryption.

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Drones present minimal threat to aircraft, says study

Just how likely is it that a drone hits an aircraft and causes a death or injury? Not very, according to research from George Mason University. The study suggests the Federal Aviation Administration could significantly loosen rules regarding private drone use and not endanger general aviation.

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Microsoft Azure close to several key government certifications

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it is on track to land a series of key certifications in its continuing effort to provide cloud services to the U.S. government.

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Almost 400,000 drones are registered with the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration's drone registration system is about to hit the 400,000 mark, three months after it was launched.

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John Oliver explains why he's on Team Apple in the encryption debate

"There is no easy side to be on in this debate," Oliver said on Last Week Tonight. So he explained why Apple's side is right.

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Obama on encryption: 'It's fetishizing our phones above every other value'

At South by Southwest Interactive, President Obama warned that taking an "absolutist stance" on privacy vs. encryption isn't the right answer.

Obama on encryption: There must be a compromise

Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas, President Obama argues that the tech community can't afford an isolationist position and must help debate the merits of unbreakable encryption.

Watch President Obama speak at SXSW

The President spoke about community engagement in the digital world as well as the encryption debate.

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ICANN stewardship transition plan sent to US government

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has submitted Thursday a plan for ending U.S. oversight of key technical Internet functions in favor of a global multi-stakeholder governance model.

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Justice Department slams Apple's 'corrosive' rhetoric in its latest court filing

The DOJ accuses Apple of a "technological fiat" for resisting a court order to brute-force the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.