Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Business / Tech Jan 15, 2020

Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Apple Inc. and the U.S. government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over the unlocking of iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices. Attorney General Bill Barr claimed Monday that Apple failed to ...

FBI puts tighter controls on wiretaps

World Jan 11, 2020

FBI puts tighter controls on wiretaps

The FBI laid out new protocols Friday for how it conducts electronic surveillance in national security cases, responding to a Justice Department inspector general report that harshly criticized the bureau's handling of the Russia investigation. The changes, detailed in a 30-page filing with the secretive ...

IT giants renew commitment to privacy and security amid concerns

Business / Tech Jan 8, 2020

IT giants renew commitment to privacy and security amid concerns

Information technology giants such as Google LLC and Amazon.com Inc. are striving to reassure consumers of their commitment to privacy and security, emphasizing related features while rolling out new products at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Google announced Tuesday that it had ...

Popular UAE chat app ToTok a government spy tool, report says

Business / Tech Dec 24, 2019

Popular UAE chat app ToTok a government spy tool, report says

A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family is actually a spying tool used by the government to track its users, according to a newspaper report. The government uses ToTok to track conversations, locations, images ...