Undermining Encryption: A Threat to Your Privacy

Government interference on the encryption of online communication poses a threat to human rights all over the world, Amnesty International warned in one of its briefings published about our very own tech giants Apple challenging the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in court about an order to provide software to bypass iPhone encryption.

According to Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Global Issues “Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning ...

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San Bernardino iPhone Unlocked by The US Government without Apple’s Help

After a terrific showdown between Apple Inc. and the FBI which was closely followed by people around the world, the Justice department has dropped the case because it had found a way to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI has been able to unlock the iPhone without Apple’s help. It has used a method that was brought to the organization by an unidentified entity about a month ago. With the help ...

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Bill Gates Takes the Middle Road on Apple vs FBI Case for Unlocking an iPhone Used in the San Bernardino Attack

The San Bernardino attack was gruesome, no one is denying that. Not even Apple. So what keeps the tech giant from supporting the FBI in the case? While news puts it very awkwardly, that Apple has denied support to FBI, to the contrary, Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, mentions in his letter to the public dated February 16, 2016 that support is actually being extended, but it is not going to be in the form of a backdoor which ...

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Apple denies FBI’s request to create a back door into iPhone

Apple’s refusal to enable a backdoor to the iPhone used by the San Bernardino attacker is being met by criticism as well as acclamation. On one side, people who revere privacy are with Apple on its bold decision to stand strong against the orders of the court. On the other hand, we have friends and family of the San Bernardino victims who feel that justice is not done by Apple’s denial for a key. Apple has created a strong case ...

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