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Police across the US are buying an affordable iPhone cracker

By Mariella Moon from engadget More and more authorities in the US are getting access to an affordable device that can unlock iPhones, according to Motherboard. The publication’s investigation has revealed that a number of local and regional police forces,…

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News organizations sue FBI to find out who & how much It paid to unlock t

By Chris Morran In the months following the tragic Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the FBI and Apple engaged in a heated legal (and publicity) battle over whether or not the tech giant could be compelled to…

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Apple announces $200,000 bug bounty program

By Andrew Dalton From engadget The company is changing its tune on outside security researchers. Unlike many of the other major tech companies, Apple has never had a formal bug bounty program or corporate policy for welcoming outsiders who poke holes…

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LAPD can also unlock iPhones without Apple’s help

By Chris Smith From BGR It’s not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms – all without any help from Apple. LAPD can also hack into certain iPhones. The FBI cracked…

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Judge rules Apple can’t be forced to help unlock phone

By Andrew Keshner/Associated Press, From New York Law Journal A Brooklyn magistrate judge has denied prosecution attempts to force Apple Inc. to assist with law enforcement efforts to unlock a smartphone in a drug case. Eastern District Magistrate Judge James…

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Raising stakes in encryption debate, Apple vows to fight order to unlock iPhone

By Ross Todd, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court order requiring Apple Inc. to help law enforcement break into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernadino shooters has set the stage for a test…