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Tim Cook restates his stance on encryption to White House Officials

Last Friday, Tim Cook among other highly regarded tech names met with White House Officials to talk about technology and social media in fighting terrorism. And according to The Intercept, Tim Cook once again notes that there should be no backdoors in technology to allow access to user data or devices. Cook argued that there should be “no backdoor” to…

Tim Cook: ‘We will do everything we can’

Tim Cook has been taking many interviews as of late. The Apple CEO today appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered with Robert Siegel. The two talked about Apple News, consumer privacy and more. To kick it off, Cook and Siegel talked about Apple’s stance on privacy and their goal of maintaining the privacy of all of its customers. Cook has always been…

Apple releases ‘Report on Government Information Requests’

In an effort to stay transparent and keep its customers in the loop, Apple today released a “Report on Government Information Requests” that includes figures about how often governments or law enforcement officials requested either account or device information from the company. This is especially important as more and more comes to light on the National…

Can Apple read our iMessages?

With privacy concerns over the last few months due to the surfacing of the actions of the NSA in the US, Apple was clear to point out back in June that iMessages are heavily encrypted and therefore cannot be cracked or read. The company also claimed that even employees have no access to the messages, because they are that secure. If you believed them,…

Apple data sharing violates privacy laws rules German court

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A Berlin Regional Court has today ruled that Apple’s policy on sharing customer data violates privacy laws. The court has ruled that Apple cannot request or claim “global consent” for use of a customers  data, without informing customers of how and where the data will be used. As a result, Apple will no longer be able to use German users’ data to…

Judge to Apple: We can’t trust what you tell is in court

The judge in charge of the iOS privacy lawsuit has demanded that Apple show what it is doing to produce documents. The company needs to specify exactly what actions it has taken in order to ensure that documents required by March 18th are being located and prepared. Apple needs to prove that it has taken action by today, and it’s only because the judge…