Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on Cook, FBI, Tesla, and His Life

Steve Wozniak, known to the world at large for being the co-founder of Apple, took to user-curated social news website Reddit on Wednesday night to answer any questions people had for him, in what is described in Internet speak as an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Among dozens of responses, Wozniak spoke highly of Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook, pointing out how the company was continuing to make hardware and software that made a difference in people’s lives. And in what can be construed as something Steve Jobs wasn’t every forthcoming…

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Apple’s Battle With FBI Underscores Android’s Poor State of Encryption: Report

Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month backed Apple in its ongoing fight with FBI over encryption. While privacy advocates welcomed Pichai’s stand on supporting Apple, they are still concerned about the poor state of encryption on Android devices. According to estimates, fewer than 10 percent of Android phones are encrypted. If San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was using an Android phone, FBI may have closed the case within hours without much assistance from Google. The reason is simple: most Android phones aren’t as secure as an iPhone. In fact,…

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Apple Says FBI Out to ‘Rewrite History’ in iPhone Case

Apple Says FBI Out to ‘Rewrite History’ in iPhone Case Apple fired anew Tuesday at the US government’s legal fight to force it to break into an attacker’s iPhone, saying the tactic would “appall” the country’s founders. Apple dug into its legal position in a written filing ahead of a hearing set for March 22 before a federal judge in Southern California. Apple stuck to its argument that the FBI was overstepping legal bounds by using an All Writs Act to compel the company to help break an iPhone used…

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French Interior Minister Backs FBI in Apple Battle

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s administration in its efforts to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers. “I completely understand the US administration’s concerns, which I share,” Cazeneuve said during a talk on counterterrorism at George Washington University. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system that would allow the law enforcement agency to break into the suspect’s locked iPhone, a demand the tech company claims would make all its devices vulnerable, including to criminals and…

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In Apple vs FBI Case, Compromise Appears Elusive

As Apple’s legal battle with the FBI over encryption heads toward a showdown, there appears little hope for a compromise that would placate both sides and avert a divisive court decision. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system that would allow the law enforcement agency to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, a demand the tech company claims would make all its devices vulnerable. In an effort to break the deadlock, some US lawmakers are pushing for a panel of experts…

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