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The US government should stop demanding tech companies compromise on encryption

January 16, 2020 0

In a tweet late Tuesday, President Trump criticized Apple for refusing “to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements.” Trump was

California’s Privacy Act: What you need to know now

October 12, 2019 0

This week California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, published draft guidance for enforcing the state’s landmark privacy legislation. The draft text of the regulations under the

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

August 9, 2019 0

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class

US attorney general William Barr says Americans should accept security risks of encryption backdoors

July 23, 2019 0

U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can

Facebook reportedly gets a $5 billion slap on the wrist from the FTC

July 13, 2019 0

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly agreed to end its latest probe into Facebook‘s privacy problems with a $5 billion payout. According to The Wall

National security journalism just became a national security threat

May 27, 2019 0

Six years ago, British intelligence officers walked into the offices of The Guardian newspaper in London and demanded its staff destroy computers they believed stored

WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom

May 24, 2019 0

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial

Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case

April 20, 2019 0

Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with

Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

April 19, 2019 0

Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new

New book looks inside Apple’s legal fight with the FBI

April 1, 2019 0

A new biography of Apple chief executive Tim Cook out this month describes the moment — and the deliberations — after the FBI issued an

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