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ISIS is making $200 million from stolen ancient artifacts

"Around 100,000 cultural objects of global importance, including 4,500 archaeological sites, nine of which are included in the World Heritage List of ... UNESCO, are under the control of the Islamic State ... in Syria and Iraq," Ambassador Vitaly Churkin wrote in a letter to the U.N. Security …

FBI spills iPhone hacking secret to senators

The FBI may be keeping Apple in the dark about how it broke into an iPhone used by a terrorist. But now it's letting some members of Congress in on the secret.<p>The law enforcement agency has started briefing some US Senators about how it accessed data stored on an iPhone 5C used by Syed Farook, one …

Mobile Devices

Apple under pressure to find flaw used by FBI to crack iPhone without them

Though its legal battle with the FBI came to an abrupt halt when the bureau independently gained access to the San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone, Apple …

Mark Zuckerberg weighs in on wave of terror attacks

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a statement to his Facebook page on Sunday addressing the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the …

The FBI is cautiously testing a way to get into the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI’s announcement earlier this week that it may not need help from Apple to get into a terrorist’s iPhone set off a rush of speculation over what novel, last-ditch solution the agency had stumbled on. Long-shot suggestions offered to the bureau have ranged from burning off the phone’s silicon …

Where they plotted: Inside Molenbeek, Brussels

BRUSSELS — On Thursday afternoon, in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, women in hijabs greeted each other in Arabic or French as they made …

Terrorism

An Israeli company is reportedly helping the FBI crack the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI abruptly halted its heated case against Apple on Monday, citing a new break-in method from an unnamed "outside source." In the days since, the security industry has been puzzling over the identity of that mysterious source. But now, the mask is being lifted. Cellebrite, an Israeli mobile …

IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed

PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror …

Brussels Attacks Strand Hundreds of Airline Passengers in Makeshift Shelter

LEUVEN, Belgium — The effects of the Brussels bombings were clear not just on the streets of the Belgian capital Wednesday but also in a large event space on the outskirts of the city, where more than 1,000 stranded airlines passengers spent the night on cots.<p>“I felt like a refugee,” said Jacek …

Terror attacks in Western Europe are up, but not close to the 1970s

Extremist attacks like the blasts in Brussels on Tuesday that left at least 34 dead and 270 injured are increasing in Western Europe, but they're …

Anti-terrorism crackdowns may have spurred attackers, Belgian prosecutor says

At least 31 people were killed and 270 injured in suicide bombings at an airport and metro station in the Belgian capital.<p>More than a dozen people were killed, and several others were injured, after explosions at an airport and metro station in the Belgian capital.<p>BRUSSELS — The four men — two of …

Terrorism

Apple: government 'intended to smear' us in digital privacy fight with FBI

Breakdown in relations means Silicon Valley and Washington are less likely to compromise in debate over encryption and law enforcement in smartphone age<p>Apple said federal prosecutors are “offensive”, “desperate” and “intended to smear”them in a remarkable escalation of the digital privacy fight …

DOJ filing threatens to compel Apple to hand over iOS source code and signature if it fails to cooperate

ACLU principal technologist and Yale Law School visiting fellow Christopher Soghoian drew attention to a rather dramatic raising of the stakes in the DOJ’s latest filing in the San Bernardino iPhone case. It contains an implicit threat that if Apple isn’t willing to create the special version of …

FBI forcing Apple to weaken iOS security could endanger lives, warns UN

The legal tussle between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, and the security weakening measures the security services want the iOS maker to take to help it extract data on the device, has now attracted comment from the UN’s commissioner for human rights.<p>Representatives for both sides of the …

Privacy

Samsung Still Isn't Apple's Friend in FBI Battle

Samsung may agree with Apple and its stance on data privacy, but that doesn’t mean it’ll publicly support its archrival.<p>In an emailed statement to</i> …

Judge rules in favor of Apple in key case involving a locked iPhone

A federal judge in New York ruled in favor of Apple on Monday, saying that an obscure Colonial-era law did not authorize him to force the firm to lift data from an iPhone at the government’s request.<p>The ruling is not binding in any other court, but it takes on an outsize importance as the U.S. …

Privacy

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: FBI gets in the way; a new iPad on the way; wildest concept design yet

iPhone 7 rumor followers might have tried to ignore all the fuss between Apple and the FBI about whether an iPhone 5c used by one of the San …

FBI Director: iPhone Case Could Set Troubling Tone for Activists

FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Thursday that forcing Apple to give the federal government access to one of the San Bernardino attacker’s phones would set a legal precedent that privacy activists might find troubling.<p>“This is the hardest problem I’ve seen in government,” Comey told the House …

Justice Department Wants Apple to Extract Data From 12 Other iPhones

The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing additional court orders that would force Apple to help federal investigators extract data from twelve other encrypted iPhones that may contain crime-related evidence, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The revelation comes nearly one week after a U.S. …

Bill Gates hedges on FBI demand for iPhone access

On the matter of Apple versus the FBI, Bill Gates is playing it like a politician.<p>The former Microsoft CEO began the week straddling the divisive issues at the heart of federal investigators' efforts to get Apple to hack into an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, …

How Mark Zuckerberg Balances Apple Support With Willingness to Fight Terror

Facebook(fb) chief Mark Zuckerberg struck a cautious balance on tech firms’ responsibilities in the fight against terrorism on Monday, backing …

Google and Apple, once enemies, unite thanks to the FBI

The fault lines dividing Silicon Valley's two most powerful technology companies shifted this week, however briefly, as Google was compelled to stand …

Privacy