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It's been a pretty crazy and exciting week in the world of tech as Microsoft held its biggest developer conference of the year. We saw holograms, talked to bots, and caught up with technology.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has agreed to use its new found ability to unlock iOS devices for obtaining information from an iPhone 6 and an iPod belonging to two homicide suspects.
At its recent iPhone event, Apple reaffirmed its commitment to protect the privacy of its users and now the firm is reported to be designing its own servers to avoid backdoors in third-party hardware.
The FBI has asked to have their hearing with Apple tomorrow cancelled, as they believe that they may have another method to unlock the iPhone that was used by the San Bernardino shooter.
Researchers have discovered a way to break Apple's iMessage encryption and probe the device for the unlock key. With this, they got access to iCloud files sent through the iMessage platform.
The FBI has joined the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in voicing concerns about the cybersecurity of connected vehicles, as they continue to increase in popularity.
John Oliver chose the Apple vs FBI encryption battle as his topic for the latest Last Week Tonight. He discusses what's going on as well as the implications of it. Read on to watch the full video.
The latest update to the San Bernardino case suggests that law enforcement may be able to compel Apple into providing access to the iOS source code or the tech giant's private signature.
The UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill would make companies like Apple provide a backdoor in their products. To make things worse, the companies who do this would be subject to a gagging clause.
Following endorsements from several other companies in the tech world, Microsoft is now also publicly backing Apple in its fight against the FBI over access to the San Bernadino killer's phone.
Despite most of the tech industry's support for Apple in its case against the FBI, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates argued in a recent interview that Apple should comply with the agency's demands.
It's been quite an important week in tech news with countless leaks, lots of Windows 10 news, new handsets and the brewing of an epic fight between Apple and the FBI in the name of freedom.
Apple's tough stance on upholding the privacy of customer data appears to have been an exception to the rule, as the company repeatedly complied with the U.S. federal government for past requests.
Apple will not comply with a federal order to modify or decrypt the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, because this would undermine its customers' trust and security features of its products.
On Tuesday, Apple was ordered by a United States federal court to assist law enforcement in unlocking the iPhone that was owned by the shooter in the San Bernardino shooting, Syed Rizwan Farook.
More than 22,000 FBI and 9000 Homeland Security employees have had personal information leaked online today, after a hacker or group of hackers got access to the Department of Justice's intranet.
This afternoon, in front of a packed gallery, a New Zealand judge ruled that Kim Dotcom could be legally extradited to the US in order to face charges of copyright infringement.
An ex-executive of global finance and investment company Western Asset has been charged with illegally accessing his previous employer's email 100 times after leaving the company.
Microsoft leads EST, FBI, Interpol and Homeland Security to victory in taking down the million strong Win32/Dorkbot. Over the last six months the malware had been infecting over 100,000 PCs a month.
Following the doxing of CIA director John Brennan by a teenager belonging to a hacking group, the FBI has sent out an advisory to law enforcement officials warning them of a similar risk.
New information surfacing at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 suggests that the FBI is totally useless when it comes to ransomware. Their advice to ransomware victims is quite surprising.
Even though his ISP has closed its doors, Nicholas Merrill never stopped fighting his NSL gag order, and has defeated the FBI in federal court after 11 long years
The US State Department, the NSA, and the FBI have had no luck in removing or blocking hackers from the State Department's network in the three months since the breach was first reported.
An early investigation into the recent Anthem breach, that might have exposed 80 million accounts, is starting to point to the usual suspects: the Chinese government and the DEEP PANDA hacking group
The FBI Director James Comey has chosen to do a bit of explaining on how the Bureau arrived at the conclusion that North Korea is behind the hack of Sony Pictures in 2014.
After a tip-off by the Google, the FBI has managed to locate and arrest a Colorado man with the screen-name "Vets Hunting Cops" for posting an online threat about killing police officers on YouTube.
The hackers behind the Sony hack have rickroll'd the FBI in a new message, as the evidence used by the US and the FBI to blame North Korea for the hack have been called into question.
Amid the ongoing hacking scandal, Sony has caved in to the hackers' demands and pulled the controversial movie, "The Interview," from distribution just a week out from it's release.
As Sony continues its efforts to find the culprits behind Sony Entertainment Pictures being hacked, the company faces yet another attack from the hacking group calling itself #GOP.
The cyber attack on Sony last week by the hacking group #GOP has caused alarm among US businesses. The FBI has reportedly been sending 'flash' warnings to many companies regarding destructive malware.
Following the sentencing of his partner, former senior Microsoft manager Brian Jorgenson has received two years in prison for his role in a $400,000 insider trading scheme.
The FBI conducted a "Privacy Impact Analysis" to figure out how drones impact the privacy of citizens. Once complete, they redacted the entire document, even the cover, to "protect national security."
The US is going to sell its hoard of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins accumulated from the FBI's closure of the Silk Road last year in blocks of 3,000 BTC in an online public auction on June 27th.
Continuing its fight against botnets, Microsoft has helped the FBI take down the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was one of the most active banking trojan of 2013 affecting thousands of computers.
Microsoft announced today that it successfully fought a rare request from the FBI in late 2013 over obtaining information from an enterprise customers, with Microsoft saying it was unconstitutional.
Law enforcement authorities said today that over 90 people around the world have been arrested as part of a global raid involving the "Blackshades" software tool which hijacks PCs via remote access.
The FBI has charged three men for a series of cyber attacks against computer systems used by Microsoft and other companies and used them to get early builds of Xbox 360 and PC games.
Emails stolen and leaked from Microsoft by the Syrian Electronic Army show that Microsoft can receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in charges from the government for information requests.
The former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division says this has been possible for years by using a malware delivery method which allows for a whole lot of snooping.
Microsoft has revealed that it has disrupted a "rampant botnet" known as 'ZeroAccess' - which has so far infected almost two million PCs - in collaboration with the FBI, Europol and industry partners.
Everyone with a cellphone has a tiny microphone and camera with them at all times. The FBI knows this, so has been installing malware on devices to listen in on suspected criminals.
Microsoft has now shared some details on information requests it has received from US national security agencies in the wake of the massive online spy scandals revealed earlier this month.
Microsoft has issued a statement denying any direct participation with the newly revealed actions by the US government to tap directly into the servers of major tech companies.
Microsoft has revealed details of a joint operation with the FBI to disrupt over 1,400 Citadel botnets, which it claims have caused over $500 million in losses for individuals and businesses.
FBI general counsel, Andrew Weissmann, has said that real time surveillance on Gmail and Skype is a "top priority" in 2013... but the FBI cannot sift through information in real time. Yet.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
A US District Judge has ordered the FBI to come clean on their efforts to access encrypted information and force manufacturers to build backdoors into their products, following a lawsuit from the EFF.