Tag Archive: Government


Here’s how Steve Jobs answered a question about government snooping in 1981

Apple turns 40 today and, while a lot has changed since the company’s early days, it seems that questions about government snooping have not. ABC News today released footage from a vintage interview in which a very young Steve Jobs debates computers on a 1981 episode of Nightline. In addition to trotting out his “bicycle […]

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Government is on a coast-to-cast phone-unlocking rampage

Right from the start, the current iPhone vs. FBI standoff has revolved around whether it was focused on unlocking one specific handset or setting a precedent that would allow the Justice Department to unlock any phone it wanted. Well, if you wanted evidence that the government is using the All Writs Act to try and […]

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U.S. government cancels iPhone hearing with Apple

The Department of Justice is putting its battle against Apple on hold. In a new court filing published today, the U.S. government has asked the federal court to vacate the hearing set for Tuesday between Apple and the FBI on whether the company can be legally compelled to write software that would assist the FBI […]

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1 in 3 Americans thinks Apple should run the government

Watch out Donald Trump. If some Americans had their way, Tim Cook might be the next president of the USA. One in three Americans think Apple would do a better job at running the the U.S. government than any politician, revealed a new study by Rbb Communications. Walt Disney Co. came in second place in […]

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74.1% of all Android users are vulnerable to government surveillance

Apple has taken a huge stand with the U.S. government, claiming they won’t – and can’t – remotely unlock encrypted devices running iOS 8 or higher. That’s the vast majority of devices. Google takes the same sort of stand. Any document running Android 5.0 or higher has full disk encryption enabled by default, and therefore […]

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U.S. government says you won’t get locked up for jailbreaking

Great news for people who are looking forward to jailbreaking that Apple TV that’s on its way to you this week: The Library of Congress has amended the law to render after-market firmware modification completely legal in the United States. Small questions like legality haven’t stopped people from opening up their gadgets before, but they’ll […]

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Yes, Google can wiretap your Hangouts for the government

If you’re looking to plan a heist, you’d probably best stay clear of Hangouts; Google has inadvertently confirmed that its chat platform is susceptible to police and government monitoring. While the tech giant has usually kept quiet about Hangouts’ security…

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Yes, Google can wiretap your Hangouts for the government

If you’re looking to plan a heist, you’d probably best stay clear of Hangouts; Google has inadvertently confirmed that its chat platform is susceptible to police and government monitoring. While the tech giant has usually kept quiet about Hangouts’ security…

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Apple is booted off China’s approved government purchase list

On the consumer side, Apple couldn’t be hotter in China: not only taking the top spot for smartphone sales in the country for the first time ever, but also beating out the likes of Gucci and Chanel to be named China’s favorite…

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Chinese government plans to ditch Apple and Google with its own OS

China is planning to take on Apple and Google with a new homegrown operating system that will launch this year, as Chinese government seeks to distance itself from imported rivals. The new operating system created by the Chinese government will…

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