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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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FBI takes heat for keeping iPhone hack details under wraps

Criticism is mounting as the agency is reportedly trying its iPhone cracking method on more devices.

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Here’s a map of where Apple and Google are fighting the All Writs Act nationwide

Not just one phone: The ACLU has compiled a map of every state where tech companies are being compelled to hack a mobile device in the name of the All Writs Act.

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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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Burr's cipher, sir: The 1807 treason case that featured in the Apple/FBI conflict

The damned fool who shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel also, some historians believe, wanted to set himself up as the Emperor of Mexico. Coded dispatches led to his downfall, but not conviction.

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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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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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U.S. will still push for encryption workarounds, even though iPhone hearing was postponed

The government will still want companies to build encryption workarounds, even though the FBI 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.

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Apple vs. FBI: How iOS 8 changed everything

The battle over iPhone encryption began 18 months ago, Bloomberg reports.

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.