Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, explained in a memo that he chose to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in order to insert his opinion on human rights, privacy, security, and the environment. […]
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced a significant expansion of the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley-based experimental technology unit, including dedicated funding pipelines, a new partnership leadership structure, and plans to stand up a second unit in Boston.
Consumers comprehensively think that more needs to be done to protect their data, according to a study published by Purple Insights on behalf of ACT the App Association. But do they trust government or tech companies more?
Both Apple and the FBI are taking extreme stances in the encryption debate, which makes picking a side complicated, according to a panel at the Cybersecurity for New America Conference.[…]
A Federal court order would force Apple to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists for the FBI. But the FBI versus Apple standoff has little to do with government surveillance powers and even less to do with imperiling the security of dissidents around the world. That’s just what the post-Snowden cottage industry of privacy-at-all-costs advocates, and Apple, want you to believe.[…]
Apple CEO Tim Cook has vowed to fight Uncle Sam’s request that the company create software that would help the FBI circumvent the security protections on the iPhone used by one of the terrorists in the December massacre in San Bernardino, calling the step “too dangerous.” Also, there’s buzz around the Department of Homeland Security’s social media monitoring.[…]