[DIGEST: CNN, The Guardian] Niantic Labs, the developers of augmented reality game Pokemon Go, made emergency fixes to the game after discovering the app inadvertently had been granted full access to users’ Google accounts. The permissions appeared to affect players who signed up with their Google accounts on Apple devices. According to Google, “full access” … Continued
[DIGEST: CBS, Fortune] The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found nothing of significance on the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The FBI spent many months analyzing the phone’s contents, under the belief might hold clues about the plans and contacts of the attackers, who killed 14 people during a … Continued
[DIGEST: Wall Street Journal, New York Times] In court papers filed on Monday, the government announced it had cracked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and no longer needs Apple’s help to unlock the device. The government intends to drop the legal case against the company. Apple made headlines last month … Continued
Apple has the ability to provide the “backdoor” the government so desperately wants. The issue is, can it legally create a phone that even it can’t access?
[DIGEST: New York Times, NPR, Reuters] Yesterday, a federal judge in California ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people and injured 22 others. Late last night, Apple shot back. Judge Sherri Pym of the U.S. District Court … Continued
[Digest: The Independent; Macworld; The Guardian] More than half of the states’ governors in the U.S. have declared that they will not accept any Syrian refugees, citing security fears after the recent Paris attacks. While the governors’ legal authority actually to do so remains highly dubious, the refugee crisis quickly has become ground zero for … Continued