While Apple has always boasted being a champion of consumer privacy, according to a new reports, the only reason that it doesn't encrypt your iCloud backups is because of FBI push-back.
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Cellebrite, whose name is attached to the FBI for their assistance with unlocking an iPhone, experienced a data breach recently and it appears that some of that data might be finding its way online.
Apple has responded to the government's persistent request to extract data from an iPhone that was used by an accused drug dealer in New York. The firm claims the FBI hasn't exhausted all options.
The war between Apple and US law enforcement is far from over. In a case where the judge had already decided that Apple could not be compelled to unlock an iPhone, the FBI is appealing.
After law enforcement was able to get a third party to hack the iPhone 5c that was used by the San Bernardino shooter, the order compelling Apple to do it was vacated. Here is Apple's response.
The war is over, for now. Law enforcement has managed to decrypt the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone with help from a third party, essentially letting Apple off the hook.
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.
In a drug trafficking case, a New York judge has ruled that law enforcement cannot force Apple to create software that would allow them to unlock an iPhone. Apple can use this as a precedent.
Apple has been requested to assist in unlocking the encrypted iPhone retrieved by the San Bernardino police department. Luckily, John McAfee is offering a solution that could keep Apple in the clear.
Apple has responded to the FBI demands that they decrypt an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino mass shootings with an open letter detailing this very important issue.
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.