8 apps to encrypt your iPhone data if FBI beats Apple
Apr09

8 apps to encrypt your iPhone data if FBI beats Apple

Apple is involved in a very public fight with the FBI about unlocking an iPhone 5c used by the terrorists behind the San Bernardino shooting. In addition to wanting Apple’s help in unlocking the iPhone in question, the FBI (and various other law enforcement agencies) also want Apple to create a “backdoor” into the company’s iOS mobile operating system, effectively bypassing and rendering Apple’s encryption efforts null and void....

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15 Products That Defined Apple’s First 40 Years
Apr02

15 Products That Defined Apple’s First 40 Years

If you want to understand the iPhone’s importance to Apple, just look at its earnings. But it’s not just that: Without it, our phones might still look like BlackBerries. We might never have learned to pinch to zoom. We might all carry point-and-shoots. It’s almost impossible to overstate the revolution the iPhone started in 2007, which has touched and connected billions of people around the world. Read...

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A Look Back At 40 Years of Apple
Apr02

A Look Back At 40 Years of Apple

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – STEVE JOBS COVERS   A look back at Apple over the last four decades. There were no fools sitting in that garage in California on April 1, 1976 when Apple was founded. That day, technology legends Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne co-founded Apple Computer AAPL 0.92% , a company that would eventually go on to become one of the most iconic and valuable brands in the world. But who knew at the...

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Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist

SAN FRANCISCO — If the F.B.I. wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers. Apple employees are already discussing what they will do if ordered to help law enforcement authorities. Some say they may balk at the work, while others may even quit their high-paying jobs rather than undermine the security of the software they have already created,...

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Apple working on stronger iCloud backup encryption and iPhone security to counter FBI unlock requests
Mar26

Apple working on stronger iCloud backup encryption and iPhone security to counter FBI unlock requests

In a conference call with reporters last week, an Apple exec said it was reasonable to expect the company to continue strengthening the security policies of its products in light of the Apple/FBI battle. In complementary reports today, The New York Times and Financial Times are detailing that Apple engineers are now actively developing new encryption methods for iCloud backups and iPhone hardware, so that Apple couldn’t even hack...

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