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US accuses 7 Iranians of hacking US banks, New York dam

The U.S. government says seven Iranians working for the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are responsible for 187 denial of service attacks aimed at banks across the U.S. from 2011 to 2013.

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Syrian Electronic Army hackers identified due to Facebook, Gmail carelessness

Three men who allegedly were part of a multi-year hacking campaign with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) left a long digital trail that didn't make them hard to identify, according to court documents.

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Third California jury trial in Apple-Samsung patent dispute postponed indefinitely

A third jury trial in a patent dispute between Samsung Electronics and Apple in a court in California has been postponed, pending a review by the Supreme Court of the principle for the award of damages for infringement of design patents.

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Oracle winds up legal machine, lobs copyright lawsuit at HPE

Oracle has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Hewlett Packard Enterprise, claiming HPE was part of an illegal scheme to sell Solaris support services to Oracle customers.

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US will still push for encryption workarounds, even though iPhone hearing was postponed

Don't expect the U.S. government to back off its push for technology vendors to build encryption workarounds into their products, even as the FBI has acknowledged it may have a way to crack into an iPhone used in a high-profile mass shooting case.

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Apple: FBI’s surprise postponement of court hearing is a ‘bolt from the blue’

The FBI now says it doesn't need any help from Apple to get into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone—shocking Apple, and raising a lot of new questions.

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FBI says it may have found a way to unlock shooter's iPhone

The FBI says it may have discovered a way to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters, and the agency has asked a judge to postpone a court hearing in the matter that was scheduled for Tuesday.

Tuesday’s Apple vs. FBI hearing: 5 things you need to know

Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice will argue in court Tuesday about whether a judge should require the tech giant help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by a mass shooter in California.

Tim Cook comments on iPhone data privacy and security

A day before Apple lawyers will meet the FBI in court in Southern California, Tim Cook pledges to uphold the privacy of users

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Supreme Court to hear Samsung's appeal in Apple design patents case

The U.S. Supreme Court has given Samsung a last chance to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars to Apple for allegedly infringing its design patents.

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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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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.

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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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Digital rights group: Save security, reject FBI's iPhone unlocking request

Digital rights group Fight for the Future is hoping to give voice to ordinary people concerned with the U.S. FBI's attempt to force Apple to help it unlock the iPhone used by a mass shooter.