Topic: fbi

Google to remove Chrome support, Microsoft acquires Genee, and the U.S. DOE launches EQUIP program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 22, 2016

Google is beginning its move away from the Chrome apps platform by removing support for packed and hosted apps from Chrome on Linux, Mac and Windows over the course of the next two years. According to Google’s Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, vice president of product management, approximately 1% of users on Linux, Mac and Windows actively use … continue reading

Tech companies worry FBI may get access to private data

The battle over how far governments can go to look at the private information of their citizens has started on a new front. The EFF, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and other civil society organizations, companies and trade associations have signed an open letter to the United States Senate opposing the expansion of the National Security Letter … continue reading

NASA robot lands at CSAIL, FBI keeps iPhone hack a secret, Apple open-sources CareKit—SD Times news digest: April 28, 2016

The 300-pound humanoid robot that NASA wants to use for space exploration has arrived at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) this week. Researchers at CSAIL, led by CSAIL principal investigator Russ Tedrake will program their new “Valkyrie” robot to autonomously perform challenging tasks that would allow it to replace or help astronauts … continue reading

Report: FBI hacked into encrypted iPhone, and Apple wants to know how

The Apple and FBI battle over the encrypted iPhone was believed to be over when the FBI announced on Monday that it managed to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s phone. But Apple wants to know how the agency was able to get through its security features, and so the battle continues. The Los Angeles Times … continue reading

The EFF files amicus brief in favor of Apple

Multiple technology companies have been offering support to Apple during the FBI encrypted iPhone dispute, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is among the many organizations that disagree with the government’s request to break into an iPhone. Yesterday, the EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Apple’s fight against the court order. The brief is … continue reading

Apple is developing new iPhone security to thwart the FBI

Recent reports show Google and other technology companies are standing with Apple in the FBI/Apple conflict, while others like Bill Gates sided with the FBI. Meanwhile, Apple’s engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone, even if they do win the fight. … continue reading

Bill Gates weighs in on FBI vs. Apple debate

Bill Gates is reportedly on the side of the FBI in its conflict with Apple. The FBI had asked Apple for the ability to hack into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack that occurred late last year, but Apple stated that if it allowed the FBI … continue reading

Seventy-nine percent of mobile malware attacks directed at Android OS

Large market share and open-source architecture put a hacker bullseye on Android’s back … continue reading

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