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Federal Prosecutors Drop Court Case to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone - Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department on Friday night dropped a court case trying to force Apple Inc. to help authorities open a locked iPhone, adding new uncertainty to the government's standoff with the technology company over encryption. In a one-page ...and more »

With its retreat in New York, the FBI has lost the encryption fight - The Verge

As 2015 drew to a close, you might be forgiven for thinking the encryption debate was all talk. There had been a lot of speeches and it was clear the FBI didn't like Apple's default encryption system — but what could they actually do about it? They ...and more »

Government withdraws from New York iPhone unlocking case - The Verge

The Justice Department has withdrawn from its legal dispute with Apple over a locked iPhone in New York, the government said in a court filing made late Friday. The department said the FBI no longer needs the company's help unlocking the phone ...and more »

US Drops NY Fight with Apple After Gaining Access to iPhone - Fortune

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York ...and more »

China Punishes Apple by Shutting Down iTunes and Movies - Breitbart News

Despite years of Apple Inc. succeeding in gaining huge market share by apparently granting China state security authorities “backdoors” into its product encryption, communist regulators shut down Apple's iBook Store and iTunes on April 22. Key to China ...and more »

Have we seen the last of the All Writs Act in the encryption fight? - TechCrunch

A judge today officially put an end to the fight between the Justice Department and Apple over unlocking the iPhone of a New York man convicted of selling drugs. U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie denied as moot the government's request to force Apple to ...and more »

iPhone SE Review - Best Phone... of 2012 - Softpedia News

Although it indeed brought some eagerly awaited hardware upgrades, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus failed to boost the ever-growing iPhone sales, so it was very clear that Apple had to come forward with a bigger refresh that could breathe life into its phone ...and more »

IT pros confident in Apple iOS data protection, encryption - TechTarget

Apple's enterprise security features draw praise from IT pros who say iOS data protection and encryption make the operating system a strong business platform. FROM THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The complete Apple iOS guide for IT administrators. GUIDE SECTIONS ...and more »

Apple's co-operation with police in Tim Bosma case not unusual - CBC.ca

When should tech companies help law enforcement access their customers' personal data? The question has fuelled pretty fierce debate in recent months, especially during Apple's very public battle with the FBI over the agency's request that the tech ...and more »

iPhone SE review: Pint-size perfection or short of the mark? - International Business Times UK

The iPhone Special Edition (SE) has the body and screen of an iPhone 5S, but packs it with the processor and rear camera of the iPhone 6S. This puts the performance of a 2016 flagship inside a phone which was considered compact even back in 2013. Does ...and more »