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San Bernardino prosecutor raises concerns about ‘cyber pathogen’ in terrorist's iPhone

The district attorney of San Bernardino County, Michael Ramos, has raised concerns about the possibility of a ‘dormant cyber pathogen’ in the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in attacks in the county on Dec. 2.

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Apple gets legal support from the tech industry, as well as a victim's husband

Amicus, or "friend of the court," briefs are expected from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, the ACLU, security experts, and others.

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Podcast 497: Calmly discussing FBI vs. Apple

Glenn and Susie update you on Judge Orenstein's ruling and other happenings, and confess our high expectations for the next iPhone and iPad announcement.

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The FBI should try to unlock a shooter's iPhone without Apple's help, a lawmaker says

It may be possible for investigators to make multiple copies of the hard drive on an iPhone used by the San Bernardino mass shooter.

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More about the key iOS security feature the FBI wants Apple to remove

The FBI is unable to hack into the iPhone because of the hidden "Erase Data" feature. Here's why.

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Judge strikes down order for Apple to hack an iPhone in a New York case

Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled that the All Writs Act isn't sufficient to order Apple to extract data from a drug dealer's iPhone.

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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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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.