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An American court hearing was cancelled yesterday in a curious turn of events. The FBI has been fighting to compel Apple to unlock the iPhone that was used by San Bernadino gunman Syed Farook.

This case is slightly unusual in that officialdom...

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FBI vs. Apple iPhone

by Leo Waldock on 18.02.2016 10:06

I have no idea what information the FBI hopes to acquire from the iPhone that belonged to the deceased murderer Syed Rizwan but right now they are demanding help from Apple and Apple is refusing to comply.

The iPhone is locked, the data is ...

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There's an intriguing read on ZDNet where a bunch of security experts discuss mobile phones. Apple wins over Android, mainly because Apple pushes updates to iPhone as soon as they deem it desirable or necessary.

By contrast Google has to rely ...

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Unlocking iPhone data

by Leo Waldock on 29.10.2015 15:36

You won't be surprised to learn that Police and Intelligence people in the USA are keen to check the information stored on the mobile phones belonging to suspects. The law they use, called the All Writs Act, dates back to 1789 and doesn't have ...

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Safe Harbour is an EU-US scheme that was drawn up with the noble intention of helping US companies comply with EU legislation relating to data privacy.

Unfortunately, for Silicon Valley, Safe Harbour was ruled invalid by the European Court o...

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Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group has posted a blog about Windows 10, privacy and data gathering.

I doubt that Myerson actually wrote the blog himself but the fact it has his name attached i...

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Microsoft has bowed to the inevitable and pulled the plug on the awful Windows 8.1, however it took the world by surprise when it announced the next version of Windows will be called 10 rather than 9.

You can read an oversight of Windows 10 h...

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Apple and Google have managed to outrage James Comey, the current Director of the FBI. I imagine Microsoft and BlackBerry will add to Comey's woes and to this I say 'Good, pile it on boys.'

The source of the grief is that the phone companies ...

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This was not the planned blog posting for this week – that has disappeared – along with everything else…!

The iPad crashed and had to be restored to a much earlier point....!
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The definition of a mobile app according to Wikipedia is a computer program designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

Depending where you look and how up to date the information is, but my research indicated over 7...