You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.
Police have been stymied in attempts to obtain code to unlock the iPhone of a woman murdered last July.
The bill comes in answer to rising smartphone and tablet theft across the U.S. and could usher in the technology on phones sold nationwide
The iPhone keyboard maker says BlackBerry's patents are invalid and the company doesn't own the concept of a keyboard.
The country's Federal Prosecutor General has received several complaints over Germany's involvement in the NSA's spying program
The U.S. president also called for patent reform and for faster broadband in schools
But Apple still lingers, lawyers at hand.
Social media and email accounts of some Microsoft employees were hit by phishing attacks, the company said
Samsung owes Apple a check for smartphone patent infringement, but the multimillion-dollar award is equal to several days' profit for each company.
An independent federal oversight board condemns the NSA's bulk phone surveillance.