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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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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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Appeals court rules against Apple in Samsung patent dispute

The US Court of Appeals ruled two Apple patents invalid, saving Samsung from having to pay our $120 million. But this legal drama isn't over yet.

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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.

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PCWorld Show Episode 5: More Apple-FBI debate, soaring smartwatch sales, and the new Nvidia-AMD love child

Jon, Gordon and Susie discuss the hottest tech topics of the week.

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft to join tech industry in supporting Apple in court

The tech industry is rallying behind Apple in its appeal against a court order asking it to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c.

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The 5 biggest reveals from Apple's motion to dismiss the FBI's court order

On Thursday, Apple issued a motion to dismiss the FBI's court order. Here are five things we learned.

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Apple files motion to vacate FBI court order, claiming a violation of its constitutional rights

Apple files to dismiss the FBI court order to create a "GovtOS" and gets legal support from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.

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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Arizona county attorney to ditch iPhones over Apple dispute with FBI

Maricopa County, Arizona, will stop offering iPhones to new staff, calling it “the official smartphone of terrorists and criminals."

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Tim Cook: FBI is asking to set a precedent that is 'bad for America'

Apple CEO Tim Cook gives his first TV interview about his company's refusal to help the FBI unlock a terrorist's iPhone.

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Apple's legal strategy: Software is free speech, and Congress should decide

Is code protected by the First Amendment? Apple will argue that it does.

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Apple fans take to the streets to protest the FBI's request

Fight for the Future organized protests in nearly 50 cities, as well as at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC.

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Microsoft: Tech companies ‘whipsawed’ by conflicting laws on global data transfer

Microsoft is asking for reform of both US law and inter-government treaties.

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Bill Gates backs the U.S. government in Apple's iPhone privacy standoff

Update: Gates walks back his comments on FBI vs. Apple.