An encryption back door will lead to abusive authoritarian surveillance—even if you present it as a way to stop child porn.
For the children, of course
Taken together, these six measures would have a major impact on the way we shop, chat, and otherwise go about our business online.
Law enforcers have plenty of tools; they just want to paw through our data without effort or expense.
In capitalist societies, the poor get richer.
After a 16-month investigation into the big four tech companies, it seems the most that congressional busybodies can accuse them of is routine business practices and having popular services.
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New apps can work as surveillance techniques for the government. They can also serve as anonymous health tools for people hoping to return to normal life.
Siri, what color is the kettle?
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Congress Used the Antitrust Hearing To Peddle Petty Grievances Against Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
The scary monopoly power on display Wednesday was the federal government's.
New Tariffs Scheduled for December 15 Won't Pressure China Into Making a Deal. Trump Should Cancel Them.
The set of tariffs scheduled for December 15 will hit a wide range of consumer goods from children's toys to laptops, gaming consoles, and other home electronics. They will be costly and ineffective..
Defining a company with political branding is risky business.
Did You Download an App that Connects to Your Rifle Scope? If So, the Justice Department Wants to Know Who You Are.
Feds go fishing for private data in order to track down illegal exporters.
"If I didn't help them, they would have a big problem," says Trump. But maybe he's already "helped" enough.
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are all in the federal government’s crosshairs.
One of the best ways to succeed long-term in capitalism is by treating customers well rather than ripping them off. That's something you won't hear Democrats or Republicans admit these days.
Being a big company is not a crime. What problem are we trying to fix?
A love letter to getting good stuff cheaply
Is it moral to pay higher taxes, even if that hurts employees, consumers, and shareholders? David Brooks seems to thinks so.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
When Apple's CEO Tim Cook says "the free market is not working," bad things are coming.
Building iPhones entirely in the U.S. would double or triple their retail prices. There's no way Apple is going to do that.
It's not the first time Apple has bowed to China's censorship demands.
Alex Jones tweeted "When they try to ban you, but you keep on winning" above a celebratory glass of champagne.
Law enforcement is upset, but data security is vital to prevent crimes.
The former FBI director recognizes his criticism of Apple was "thoughtless," but he doesn't see the underlying problem with seeking cybersecurity back doors.
Report: FBI Officials Dragged Feet Breaking into Terrorist's Phone to Try to Force Apple to Weaken Encryption
A political battle following the San Bernardino attack was the result of an attempt to make a test case.
Data journalist details five-year fight to make information more available.
Still available on Android, which unlike Apple does not appear to be enjoying Chinese subsidies.
Amid debate over encryption access, feds try to just sneak right through.
Podesta leak acknowledges her 'instincts' are to accept law enforcement's claims on encryption access and surveillance.
FBI refuses to publicly reveal security vulnerability.
The company received a grant for a device that prevents iPhone cameras from being used.
Agency wants to avoid a review process over passing information back to Apple.
Beware assuming this means the administration is pro-encryption.
The fight over government access to your private data will not be ending anytime soon.
The Senate is still interested in legislation that could weaken everybody's security.
In the 11th hour, feds ask to delay court hearing over access to terrorist's work phone.