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John McAfee better prepare to eat a shoe because he doesn’t know how iPhones work

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John McAfee better prepare to eat a shoe because he doesn’t know how iPhones work

Former antivirus developer and presidential wannabe John McAfee claimed a couple of weeks ago to have the perfect solution to the FBI-Apple stand-off. He offered to crack the iPhone for the FBI for free. This would let the government agency gain access to the phone while freeing Apple from any demands to assist. So confident was McAfee of his ability to help out that he said he'd eat a shoe on TV if he couldn't get into the phone. It will probably not come as much of a surprise to anyone to learn that the FBI has not been beating...

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How to protect your iPhone even if Apple lets the Feds have their way with it

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How to protect your iPhone even if Apple lets the Feds have their way with it

A US federal judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California last December. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, said the company won’t help the FBI get past the passcode on the iPhone 5C belonging to one of the killers, Syed Rizwan Farook, as it would set a “dangerous precedent” for letting the government (and thus potentially anyone else) break into anyone’s phone. But information from a 2015 court case in New York, uncovered by the Daily Beast, suggests that Apple may have cooperated with...

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Apple’s New Encryption to Lock Out Government

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Apple’s New Encryption to Lock Out Government

Apple unveiled new policies that block its access to user’s mobile devices, even with a warrant, the tech giant revealed late Wednesday. Apple’s updated privacy terms indicate that under its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, the company will not have access to customer passwords. “Your personal data such as photos, messages (including attachments), email, contacts, call history, iTunes content, notes, and reminders, is placed under the protection of your passcode,” the new policy states on its website. “Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data. So it’s not technically feasible for us to...

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