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Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'

A security researcher's claim to have found a 'backdoor' in iOS has raised eyebrows, but Apple says there's a reasonable explanation.

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Open sesame: How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID's power

Big changes are coming to Touch ID when iOS 8 launches later this year. Here's why you should care.

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'

Dropbox may be popular, but Snowden is no fan of the file sync service.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Lockdown

Our latest roundup of gear for your Mac includes a way to ensure that your Mac Pro doesn't walk away, plus bags, storage solutions, batteries, and more.

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Power on for the TSA!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss a false sense of security, the unsurprising thing about robots, a more-aware home, and why fashion matters.

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AirBeam Pro 1.5 review: Turn your Mac and iOS devices into a home-surveillance system

Wondering what to do with your unused-but-still-usable iOS devices? You can use them with your Mac as surveillance cameras, using AirBeam Pro.

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Apple's new Mac Pro Security Adapter keeps your desktop safe and sound

Apple quietly started selling an adapter for the new Mac Pro that lets you use standard Kensington locks to secure your desktop.

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Increased Messages security leaves iChat, third-party IM clients by the wayside

Third-party IM apps and older versions of iChat will no longer be able to log in with Mac.com or Me.com screennames.

How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

Apple is reportedly implementing two-factor authentication for some new iCloud services. If you haven't set up that security system already, here's how to do so.