Court denies FBI permission to compel anyone to give thumbprint to unlock phone

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In a single, narrowly scoped, case U.S. Magistrate Judge David Weisman admonished the FBI for using old boilerplate language to demand the ability to force anyone at a raided location to give up their thumb so the FBI could forcibly unload their phone.

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FBI Director Comey says there is no privacy

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FBI director James Comey said that there is no privacy in America today, which is not a shock, other than trying to figure out of he’s not all that clever and is simply playing the part of Captain Obvious or if he is trying to tell us that the system here […]

FBI loses, Apple wins! Justice Department about to retract demand against Apple

NSA by EFF

As I expected, the Justice Department has leaked that it will be dropping the demand against Apple to engineer a backdoor solution into all iPhones, per a leak from an anonymous Justice Department employee.

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Apple fires back a stealthy blow at the FBI: private encryption keys for iCloud

Tim Cook, Apple

Apple has announced that its kicking up the security of iCloud accounts up one more notch, which is not a surprise in the wake of the constitutionally illegal attack that the FBI launched on Apple recently, alleged;y to gain access to a dead suspect’s phone. This improvement would make it […]

FBI blinks, backs off of Apple, Snowden disses backdoor demands

Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald

The Peninsula Peace & Justice Center has just hosted a video featuring a privacy discussion amongst the renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald from this past Friday at the panel discussion at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.

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US Secretary Of Defense supports encryption and disses backdoors

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at the RSA Cuberseurity conference today came out in support of Apple’s predicament with the FBI by proclaiming his support for encryption and his dislike for encryption. He did not give direct words of support for Apple because he oversees a different agency and presumably […]

Apple KOs FBI in Congressional Encryption Hearing

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Yesterday’s HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING ON ENCRYPTION in the United States Congress, is likely to go down as a watershed moment in US and possibly world history when it comes to privacy and encryption. Apple lawyer Bruce Sewell and FBI Director James Comey were both mercilessly pummeled with questions from Congress, and both answered […]

House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Encryption is LiveSteaming -Watch Now!

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House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Encryption is LiveSteaming Now!

 The House Judiciary Committee hosts its own live stream-  http://1.usa.gov/1T6mugc Tim Cook is expected to speak during this event.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch could be holding the key to why FBI is attacking Apple

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It seems that the FBI puts as much effort into marketing as does Apple. After blasting Apple for using marketing as an excuse for not helping the FBI by installing a backdoor into the iOS ecosystem. We now see that the FBI is in the midst of doing their own marketing, […]

Apple asks court to not force the creation of iPhone backdoor

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Apple has officially responded to the court order, and requested that the court vacate the demand promulgated by the FBI to create […]