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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 17, 2016


  • "Apple's Stance Highlights a More Confrontational Tech Industry"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:18 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Dangerous Game: The specifics of the fight over security are messier than Mr. Cook allows, and not all in Apple's favor" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone Dispute with Government Puts Focus on Centuries-Old Law: but how far is too far?" [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Apple encryption fight with FBI could go to the Supreme Court: CEO Tim Cook says Apple is being asked to hack its own users"  IDG News Service 4:12 PM
  • "Privacy versus security at heart of Apple phone decrypt order"  Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "Should the Authorities Be Able to Access Your iPhone?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:23 PM
  • "A Message to Our Customers: The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake." ["The implications of the government's demands are chilling. If the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach into anyone's device to capture their data. The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone's microphone or camera without your knowledge."]  Apple 7:16 AM
  • "Why the FBI's request to Apple will affect civil rights for a generation: No legal case applies in a vacuum, and in this case the FBI needs the precedence more than the evidence."  Macworld 2:15 PM
  • "Apple to Oppose Judge Order to Help Unlock Phone Linked to San Bernardino Attack: Tim Cook calls the order an 'unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers'" [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Explaining Apple's Fight With the F.B.I." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:29 PM
  • "Why Apple is battling investigators over San Bernardino terrorists' iPhone" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:12 PM
  • "Apple phone ruling reignites privacy vs law enforcement debate" ["Breaking News: White House says the Department of Justice is not asking Apple to create a new backdoor, asking for access to one device"] Reuters 12:21 PM
  • "San Bernardino County approved FBI search of shooter's iPhone: document" Reuters 2:18 PM
  • "Tim Cook Opposes Order for Apple to Unlock iPhone, Setting Up Showdown" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Doubles Down In Fight Against Government, Says Will Not Unlock iPhones" TheStreet 8:13 AM
  • "Apple opposes judge's order to unlock iPhone used by San Bernardino attacker" IDG News Service 7:28 AM
  • "Apple resisting magistrate order to share iPhone information" Associated Press 7:19 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Slams Court Order to 'Build a Back Door to the iPhone'" Re/code 7:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Won't Create 'Backdoor' To Unlock San Bernardino Attacker's iPhone" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Apple opposes judge's order to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone" CNN 8:11 AM
  • "Apple vs. the FBI: The company says it will fight an order that instructs it to provide 'reasonable technical assistance' to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers."  The Atlantic 7:37 AM
  • "This is how the FBI wants Apple to backdoor the iPhone: Here are the security mechanisms that the FBI wants Apple to circumvent in order to access data on a terror suspect's iPhone." ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Fights 'Chilling' Order to Unlock Shooter's iPhone" PC Magazine 8:52 AM
  • "Apple slams US court order to unblock San Bernardino iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Apple CEO opposes court order to help FBI unlock iPhone" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • "Apple is openly defying US security orders, but in China it takes a very different approach"  Quartz 8:14 AM
  • "Apple and Fashion: A Love Story for the Digital Ages/Tim Cook and Jony Ive discuss the synergy between Apple and fashion, two worlds fueled by curiosity and change."  Vogue 2:15 PM
  • "How Apple Missed the Boat on Error 53: Error 53 isn't a bug, it's a security feature. But Apple screwed up and didn't get out ahead of it."  PC Magazine 7:34 AM
  • "U.S. appeals court upholds Apple e-book settlement: A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Apple Inc's $450 million settlement of claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices."  Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "Apple E-Book Settlement Is Affirmed by Court: Apple reached the $450 million settlement related to price-fixing allegations in 2014" [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Appeals court says Apple's settlement in e-book price-fixing case can stand" Ars Technica 4:27 PM