Mar 6, 2016

Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints

Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system. “We will return the option for full-disk encryption with ...

Mar 3, 2016

U.S. defense secretary favors strong encryption, not 'back doors'

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he’s “not a believer in back doors,” or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said he wasn’t ...

U.S. government, Apple ratchet up fight over encryption

Feb 20, 2016

U.S. government, Apple ratchet up fight over encryption

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple to comply with a judge’s order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant’s refusal as a “marketing strategy.” In response, ...