Republican Governors Ask FCC To Jam Cellphone Signals In PrisonsThe cellphone industry has strongly opposed the use of localized jamming technology out of concern that it could set a precedent leading to much wider gaps in their networks.
Brooklyn Case Is Front Seat In iPhone Encryption FightApple expressed disappointment, saying its lawyers will press the question of whether the FBI has tried any other means to get into the phone in the Brooklyn case.
FBI Debates Whether To Share iPhone Hack With AppleJames Comey discussed the situation during a speech Wednesday evening at Kenyon College in Ohio. He called their ability to get into the iPhone a "technological corner case" and said the flaw the FBI exploited in Apple's software works only on a "narrow slice of phones"
Draft Of Senate Bill Would Outlaw Unbreakable EncryptionThe draft language ran into opposition from another committee member, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who said the proposal would require "American companies to build a backdoor" into devices.
Judge Orders Apple To Help FBI Retrieve Data In Another CaseThe Feb. 1 order from Magistrate Marian Bowler was unsealed Friday after the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's office moved to have the information made public.
Security Flaws Found In Covered California WebsiteAccording to the GAO, one state did not encrypt passwords, potentially making it easy for hackers to gain access to individual accounts. One state did not properly use a filter to block hostile attempts to visit the website. And one state did not use the proper encryption on its servers, making it easier for hackers to get in. The report did not say which state had what problem.
Did The Apple v FBI iPhone Fight Resolve Anything?Experts believe the issue will come up again, as more tech companies use encryption and other measures to guard their customers' private messages, photos, business records and other files.
San Bernardino iPhone Case Likely To Bolster EncryptionExperts say it's almost certain that Apple and other tech companies will keep increasing the security of their products, making it harder or perhaps even impossible for them to answer government demands for customer data.
Round 2 Between Apple And Feds Goes Before Judge On TuesdayThe hotly disputed case is in the earliest stage of what is likely to end up at the Supreme Court and set a precedent with broad implications for national security and the reach of law enforcement, as well as the privacy of troves of personal information kept on digital devices.
Apple Releases Small New iPhone, iPad For Business UseApple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up the company's commercial momentum in the face of mounting challenges.
Google Asks Feds To Remove Self-Driving Car RoadblockThe proposal, laid out in a letter to top federal transportation officials, reveals Google's solution to a major regulatory roadblock: U.S. law does not permit the mainstream deployment of cars with the design Google has been advancing, which would not allow a person to drive.
Smartphones Good For Driving Directions, Bad For Assisting With Health Crises It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer the answer is often "not very."