Uncle Sam keeps pressuring Apple for iPhone keys

Apr 9, 2016

Uncle Sam keeps pressuring Apple for iPhone keys

The U.S. government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York. The Justice Department filed a letter in a U.S. District Court on Friday telling a judge that ...

Senate bill draft prohibits unbreakable encryption

Apr 9, 2016

Senate bill draft prohibits unbreakable encryption

A draft version of a Senate bill effectively prohibits unbreakable encryption and requires companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant. The draft is being finalized by the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard ...

Apr 7, 2016

White House declines to support encryption legislation: sources

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc. to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said. The decision all but assures that the ...

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

Mar 31, 2016

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

A cyberattack that paralyzed the hospital chain MedStar this week is serving as a fresh reminder of vulnerabilities that exist in systems that protect sensitive patient information. That attack came a month after a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers $17,000 to regain control of ...

TSA screening woes mean bigger lines at U.S. airports

Mar 25, 2016

TSA screening woes mean bigger lines at U.S. airports

Fliers will likely face massive security lines at airports across the country this summer, with airlines already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early or risk missing their flight. The Transportation Security Administration had anticipated that its expedited screening program, called PreCheck, ...

Mar 14, 2016

Intelligence advice for next U.S. president: Rocky road ahead

To: The next president of the United States. From: U.S. intelligence officials. Welcome to the White House. Now read our take on global political landscape and trends for the next five years and beyond. Bottom line: Get ready for a rocky road. The forecast ...