• Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing

    Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing

    Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.The debate over encryption and the push and pull between law enforcement and individual privacy continued this week, with representatives from Apple and the FBI testifying before a Congressional panel.
  • FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says

    FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says

    The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.The report cited "people familiar with the matter," and noted that an Apple attorney suggested that whatever the FBI found would "have a short shelf life," since Apple is continually working on software improvements.
  • IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps

    IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps

    IBM on Tuesday said it had achieved a storage memory breakthrough that advances phase-change memory (PCM) toward being a universal memory technology.A universal memory technology should be suitable for most computing tasks and have few, if any, disadvantages.
  • France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps

    France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps

    In light of recent terror attacks, the two countries' intelligence services say they believe the entire European Union should enact legislation making backdoors mandatory.Specifically, France and Germany want the European Commission to study the possibility of a directive governing the rights and obligations of all companies that provide telecommunications or internet services across the Union.
  • France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps

    France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps

    In light of recent terror attacks, the two countries' intelligence services say they believe the entire European Union should enact legislation making backdoors mandatory.Specifically, France and Germany want the European Commission to study the possibility of a directive governing the rights and obligations of all companies that provide telecommunications or internet services across the Union.
  • UK 'Snooper's Charter' Surveillance Bill Becomes Law

    UK 'Snooper's Charter' Surveillance Bill Becomes Law

    A controversial UK surveillance bill has become law, despite efforts to stop it.The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 today received the final stamp of approval from the Queen—a practice called Royal Assent.