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Privacy advocates and security experts condemn leaked Senate encryption bill

(Reuters) – Security researchers and civil liberties advocates on Friday condemned draft legislation leaked from the U.S. Senate that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data. The long-awaited bill is emerging just as the U.S. Justice Department redoubles its efforts to use the courts to force […]

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Judge orders Apple to help FBI unlock iPhone in Massachusetts case

(Reuters) – A U.S. magistrate judge in Boston in February ordered Apple to assist law enforcement officers in examining the iPhone of an alleged gang member, according to a court filing unsealed on Friday. “Reasonable technical assistance consists of, to the extent possible, extracting data from the device, copying the data from the device onto an […]

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Tim Cook defends encryption and knocks U.S. government at Apple event

Apple chief executive Tim Cook opened his product introduction event this morning with a reminder to the U.S. government that he’s not budging on privacy. The words were a reminder of Apple’s legal struggle with the FBI over the government’s attempt to force Apple to break the encryption that protects the iPhone that belonged to […]

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