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FBI Used Fake Statistics to Sell Its Need for Encryption Backdoors FBI Used Fake Statistics to Sell Its Need for Encryption Backdoors

For years, the FBI has claimed it needs a backdoor for encrypted devices because too much evidence is being lost in our brave new world. At the end of 2017, law enforcement began a new push, claiming there were 7,800 devices waiting to be cracked. Now it says there was a programming error and that number was totally…

Prime Minister Says the Laws of Australia Can Beat the Laws of Math Prime Minister Says the Laws of Australia Can Beat the Laws of Math

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been threatening to pass a law to effectively end the use of secure encryption in Australia for a while now. On Friday, he made his intentions more concrete and said that legislation mandating a government back door of some type will be introduced before the end of the…

Did You Install This Malicious Pokémon Go App? Did You Install This Malicious Pokémon Go App?

People all over have been trying to enjoy the new Pokémon Go app, which released this week to so much fanfare that it’s experiencing massive server overload. The hype was so real that people were passing around APK files so that people outside the countries where it’s available could side-load it on Android, something…

FBI Director: 'We Don't Want to Break Encryption or Set a Master Key Loose' FBI Director: 'We Don't Want to Break Encryption or Set a Master Key Loose'

At this point, the Apple-FBI scrap over putting a backdoor in iOS has started to get a little messy. Now, the FBI’s director James Comey has spoken out in an attempt to calm the situation, writing that “the San Bernardino litigation isn’t about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message.”

The San Bernardino Terrorist's iCloud Password Was Reset By His Employer The San Bernardino Terrorist's iCloud Password Was Reset By His Employer

Everybody is in a tizzy over whether Apple should comply with a court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the dead San Bernardino terrorists. But there’s one detail in this whole mess that’s completely bizarre. The terrorist’s employer, the San Bernardino Health Department, reset the guy’s iCloud password.

Energizer Battery Charger Comes with a Software Backdoor Energizer Battery Charger Comes with a Software Backdoor

If you've bought the Energizer DUO USB battery charger, you might want to uninstall the software immediately. Why? Because it comes pre-loaded with a backdoor that can let someone remotely access your computer.

EyeTV iPhone App Allows For Streaming Over 3G Through Built-In Backdoor (Update: And It Works Again!) EyeTV iPhone App Allows For Streaming Over 3G Through Built-In Backdoor (Update: And It Works Again!)

The EyeTV iPhone app is supposed to allow you to stream media from a computer to an iPhone over a Wi-Fi connection, but it comes with a little bonus that must've slipped past Apple's approval process: streaming over 3G. Updated.

Confirmed: Apple TV Has No Backdoors Confirmed: Apple TV Has No Backdoors

Remember that rumor about Apple locking out hacked Apple TVs? Well, their official word is that no, they don't do that.

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