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San Bernardino DA suggests gunman’s iPhone could be trigger for ‘cyber pathogen’

San Bernardino DA suggests gunman’s iPhone could be trigger for ‘cyber pathogen’

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.

iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data stored on your iPhone

iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data stored on your iPhone

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.

France could charge Apple €1 million for every iPhone it refuses to unlock

France could charge Apple €1 million for every iPhone it refuses to unlock

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.

Extensify brings third-party app tweaks to non-jailbroken iPhones

Extensify brings third-party app tweaks to non-jailbroken iPhones

Want third-party app tweaks without jailbreaking your iPhone? Now you can, thanks to Extensify, which offers a whole host of tweaks that add extra functionality to popular iOS apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and more.

iOS 5 through iOS 9 speed test on iPhone 4s confirms iOS gets slower every year on older devices

iOS 5 through iOS 9 speed test on iPhone 4s confirms iOS gets slower every year on older devices

Those who are still clinging onto older iPhones will tell you that their devices get slower with every iOS update that Apple rolls out — and they’re not wrong.

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.

Powerful movie editing app Videoshop now available for free through the Apple Store app

Powerful movie editing app Videoshop now available for free through the Apple Store app

Videoshop, the powerful movie editing app that lets you create stunning home movies and full-length feature films on iPhone and iPad, is now available for free through the Apple Store app, down from $1.99. Here’s how you can download it.

Bill Gates believes Apple should unlock the iPhone for FBI [Update]

Bill Gates believes Apple should unlock the iPhone for FBI [Update]

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.

Survey finds more support for Justice Department than Apple over iPhone unlocking dispute

Survey finds more support for Justice Department than Apple over iPhone unlocking dispute

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.

WSJ: U.S. Justice Department wants Apple to unlock 12 more iPhones

WSJ: U.S. Justice Department wants Apple to unlock 12 more iPhones

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 gather outside San Francisco Apple Store to back Apple’s decision to fight FBI backdoors

Protesters gather outside San Francisco Apple Store to back Apple’s decision to fight FBI backdoors

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.