The San Bernardino District Attorney has told a federal judge that the iPhone used by shooter Syed Farook could be a trigger for a “cyber pathogen.” Michael Ramos is concerned that the device has the potential to damage San Bernardino County’s infrastructure.
If you’ve been keeping up with Apple’s ongoing battle against the FBI, you may have heard that authorities could have used an iCloud backup to access the data stored on an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
That’s because iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data secured on iOS devices themselves, and Apple does have the ability to get into them if it needs to. Here’s why, and what you can do to ensure your backups are more secure.
Apple’s recent court victory suggests it is slowly but surely winning its battle to maintain iPhone privacy in the U.S., but it may not be so successful elsewhere. France is threatening to fine the Cupertino €1 million ($1.08 million) for every iPhone it refuses to unlock.
In a new speed test that compares iOS 5 with iOS 9 and every major release in between, we get confirmation that older firmwares are faster on aging hardware.
Bill Gates says Apple should unlock an iPhone used by a San Bernardino gunman to help the FBI. The Microsoft founder and former CEO believes this is a one-off scenario, and that Apple should provide the government with the information they need to solve its case.
Despite overwhelming support from fans and many of its peers in the technology industry, it looks like Apple’s battle against the FBI isn’t supported by everyone. In fact, in a recent survey, Pew Research Center found that more than half of respondents are on the Justice Department’s side.
Apple is battling against a court order to unlock one iPhone for the FBI, but the U.S. Justice Department wants the Cupertino company to extract data from many more. According to a new report, there are around 12 undisclosed cases similar to that Apple is already fighting.
Protesters with internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future gathered outside the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco on Wednesday to support Apple’s decision to fight government backdoors in iOS.
The protest came hours after Tim Cook published an open letter vowing to challenge the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone using special firmware.