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Why Apple can’t decrypt your iPhone

Many governments are looking for Apple to give them a way into the iPhone so that law enforcement agencies can access it to retrieve personal data …

Privacy

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More than 4 billion people will still be offline at the end of 2015

The United Nations Broadband Commission’s 2015 report is out, which provides 100 pages of graphs and information about how internet connectivity is progressing globally.<p>This year’s report says that more than 121 countries will reach mobile saturation by the end of 2015 and growth in those countries …

United Nations

France somehow rejects Google’s appeal, setting dangerous ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

The argument between Google and France over whether the search giant should have to remove sensitive links from just google.fr or from all Google sites worldwide continues, as the French privacy watchdog CNIL has rejected the company’s appeal.<p>The story so far: Europe introduced ‘right to be …

Tech companies and social networks need an ethics body to rebuild trust

The internet is capable of enormous social good but users feel overly advertised to as well as tracked and monitored<p>Do you use a fitness tracker? Online banking? Do you shop online, use a messaging app, download music, use email, file your tax return online or let your children play games on your …

How Apple avoids paying taxes on iTunes revenue

Apple’s tax tactics in Ireland have landed the company in Congress’ hot seat this year, but another European nation has also helped Apple wiggle its way out of paying massive taxes on its iTunes revenues.<p>Apple reportedly took advantage of Luxembourg’s complex and corporation-friendly taxation …

Finance

Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

Information wants to be free. At least that's what Internet activists and many consumers say in support of free online content.<p>But when we stream a new film online or listen to music on Spotify, we don't always consider — or care about — the artists who are losing out.<p>The debates over intellectual …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Apple via 9-to-5 mac<p>Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, …

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

Apple has more than once reminded customers it values their security and privacy and has been reassuring them that they won’t become the company’s …

Reboot Your iPhone Before Being Detained by Police to Disable Touch ID

The Virginia Circuit Court ruled this week that you don't have to give up your passcode to police if you're detained. That's great news, but …

Cops Can Force You To Unlock Phone With Apple Touch ID, Judge Rules

Cops can't make you give them your smartphone password -- but they can compel you to slap your finger onto your Apple Touch ID device to unlock it, a Virginia court ruled Thursday.<p>It's an odd sort of loophole: The Fifth Amendment protects you from offering knowledge that could incriminate yourself, …

Virginia judge: Police can demand a suspect unlock a phone with a fingerprint

But passcodes need not be divulged as per the Fifth Amendment, court says.<p>A Virginia Circuit Court judge ruled on Thursday that a person does not …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

Virginia court says fingerprint-locked smartphones are fair game

Here's some trivia for your next trip to the pub. Did you know that, in Virginia, you don't have to tell the cops your phone's unlock code, but you're obliged to open it if you use a fingerprint based passcode? It's a quirky piece of legal precedent that's just been established in the state after a …

Google faces wrath of European regulators over unified privacy policy

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / vlad_star<p>When Google(s goog) abruptly unified its privacy policies a year ago, data protection …