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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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Podcast 499: iPhone SE predictions

Roman joins Susie and Glenn to talk iPhone SE, the latest in the FBI case, and South by Southwest.

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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.

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U.S. DOT: Google's self-driving tech doesn't fully qualify as a driver yet

Google wants its software to qualify as the driver of its autonomous cars, but the Department of Transportation says not so fast.

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Obama on encryption: 'It's fetishizing our phones above every other value'

At South by Southwest Interactive, President Obama warned that taking an "absolutist stance" on privacy vs. encryption isn't the right answer.

Obama on encryption: There must be a compromise

Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas, President Obama argues that the tech community can't afford an isolationist position and must help debate the merits of unbreakable encryption.

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Justice Department slams Apple's 'corrosive' rhetoric in its latest court filing

The DOJ accuses Apple of a "technological fiat" for resisting a court order to brute-force the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.

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Experts say 'chip off' procedure to access terrorist's iPhone is risky

The iPhone 5c at the center of the legal battle between Apple and the FBI might be accessible through a delicate hardware technique, but experts warn it would be difficult.

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Podcast 498: What the heck is a 'dormant cyber pathogen'?

It's nothing, really. Really. It's nothing.

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Department of Justice appeals New York court order in favor of Apple

The U.S. Department of Justice has appealed an order by a court in New York that turned down its request that Apple should be compelled to extract data from the iPhone 5s of an alleged drug dealer.

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Apple's Craig Federighi: FBI wants to 'turn back the clock' on security

Law enforcement agencies prefer iOS 7. So do hackers.

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Supreme Court denies Apple appeal in e-books price fixing case

Apple will pay $450 million as a settlement for e-book price fixing after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the company's appeal of a lower court's antitrust ruling.