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FBI Continues to Debate Sharing iPhone Hack with Apple

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Apr 10
The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says.

DOJ Drops Apple Lawsuit After Bypassing Encryption

The FBI says it has unlocked the San Bernardino gunman's iPhone without help from Apple.

Essay: Will the First Amendment Survive the Information Age?

PERSONAL TECH | By Anders Gyllenhaal | Mar 15
How will the First Amendment navigate the dramatic changes in information technology?

Does An Extremist's iPhone Contain A "Cyber Pathogen"?

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Mar 6
A local prosecutor has offered an unusual justification for forcing Apple to help hack an iPhone used by a San Bernardino mass killer: The phone might have been "used as a weapon" to introduce malicious software to county computer systems.

Affirm CEO Max Levchin on Apple's Unprecedented Fight with Gov't

Levchin also co-founded Paypal and was the chairman of Yelp.

Online Surveillance is OK for Most

PERSONAL TECH | By Emily Swanson | Jan 2
A majority of Americans say they support warrantless government surveillance of the Internet communications of U.S. citizens, according to a new poll

Lawmakers Want Social Media Companies to Report Terrorists

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Dec 14
Responding to the San Bernadino shootings, lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday to require social media companies to report any online terrorist activity they become aware of to law enforcement.

FBI Chief On How Encrypted Apps Are Now Standard Terrorist Tools

The FBI and other agencies are pleading with tech companies to give them more access to encrypted communication.

Digital Rights Group Alleges Google Invades Student Privacy

A complaint alleges that Google rigged the "Chromebook" computers in a way that enables the company to collect information about students' Internet search requests and online video habits.

Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

PERSONAL TECH | By Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah | Nov 28
Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.

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