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Privacy Shield, and the FBI Vs Apple

Posted by Kevin on March 9, 2016

Why does the European Commission continue to insist that Privacy Shield will protect European data from unauthorized US government access when anyone with half a brain cell knows it won’t? Here’s an example, somewhat abstracted from a report in Bloomberg. The FBI (you might possibly have already heard about this) is demanding that Apple develop […]

Apple stands to defend customer’s Privacy

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on February 18, 2016

Apple is defending the customer’s right to Privacy against the FBI’s Security arguments. On Tuesday, a judge in California ordered Apple to help the FBI break into the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. The FBI claims, based on the All Writs Judiciary Act of 1789,  to have the right to force Apple to write a software […]

iPhone and the FBI backdoor

Posted by Kevin on February 17, 2016

Much is being written about the FBI’s court order instructing Apple to provide a backdoor into a terrorist’s iPhone. And much praise is being heaped upon Apple for its disinclination to do so. This disinclination is described by Tim Cook in a letter to Apple users: A Message to Our Customers. I think, however, it […]