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White House won't support encryption unlocking legislation

President Barack Obama's administration won't support legislation to force device makers to help law enforcement agencies defeat encryption, according to a news report.

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After cracking Apple's iPhone, FBI will help US agencies unlock encrypted devices

The FBI has promised to help local law enforcement authorities crack encrypted devices, in a letter that refers to the federal agency’s success in accessing the data on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

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Critics of DMCA takedowns flood Copyright Office with thousands of comments

Critics of the Digitial Millennium Copyright Act have flooded the U.S. Copyright Office with tens of thousands of comments complaining about a process that often forces websites to kill user-generated content when faced with a copyright complaint.

Reddit's ‘warrant canary’ is dead, hinting at U.S. demand for its user data

Reddit has removed a notice, known as a warrant canary, from its transparency report for 2015, suggesting that it may have received a secret national security order for user data.

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US has asked Apple, Google to help unlock devices in more than 70 cases

U.S. government agencies have filed more than 70 orders requiring Apple or Google to help law enforcement agencies unlock mobile devices since 2008, despite the agency's insistence that its fight with Apple in a recent terrorism case was limited in scope.

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Court vacates iPhone hack order against Apple, focus shifts to New York

A judge in California vacated on Tuesday an earlier order asking Apple to assist the FBI in cracking the passcode of an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

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FBI hack may raise questions about iPhone security

The FBI hack of an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 may have left the device just a little bit insecure in the eyes of some users, as the agency has not provided details of how it was able to access data on the phone used by the San Bernardino terrorist.

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DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The U.S. Government has managed to access the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, bypassing a passcode that had the Federal Bureau of Investigation stymied for several weeks.

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Oracle seeks $8.8 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $8.8 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show.

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Lyft drivers lawsuit may end without addressing worker employment status

A lawsuit filed by drivers against Lyft may not address the key and contentious issue of whether the drivers should be reclassified as employees with all the attendant benefits.

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France fines Google for not being forgetful enough

The French data protection authority has fined Google €100,000 for failing to implement the so-called right to be forgotten as it ordered.

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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.