Apple vs. FBI

Here is how to watch the Apple vs. FBI congressional hearing live

Today at 1pm EST representatives from Apple and the FBI will give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. The hearing is titled “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Am

San Bernardino survivor’s husband backs Apple in battle with FBI

A recent poll suggested that the majority of Americans support the FBI and its order to open the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. While some of those voices may be less aware

Apple vs FBI: Read Apple’s Opening Statement To Congress Tomorrow

Apple's general counsel Bruce Sewell will testify before a congressional Judiciary Committee tomorrow. The hearing has been convened to discuss what is being described as "The Encryption Tightrope" --

NY Judge Rules In Favor Of Apple In Government Request For iPhone Data

In a New York case, Judge Orenstein has ruled in favor of Apple, denying a government request for information on an iPhone.

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week the Apple vs. FBI battle raged on, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Facebook changed up the Like button, and more. Here are the top stories of the week.

Apple Hires Developer Behind Signal, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Secure Chat App

Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular new addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company's current position opposing a controversial order to enable the FBI to

Apple Files Motion To Vacate The Court Order To Force It To Unlock iPhone, Citing Constitutional Free Speech Rights

In a discussion with Apple executives today, TechCrunch was informed that Apple had filed a Motion to Vacate in the case of the FBI compelling Apple to assist in unlocking an iPhone belonging to Syed

In The Apple Encryption Debate, Can We Just Have The Facts Please?

As Apple and federal law enforcement continue to hurl rhetoric about encryption, one thing has become crystal clear: today’s encryption debate is neither healthy nor well-informed.

Apple Plans To Make iPhone And iCloud More Secure To Keep The Government Away

Apple is already thinking about ways to make it harder to hack iPhones, reports say. According to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/technology/apple-is-said-to-be-working-on-a

Tim Cook: A Backdoor Into The iPhone Would Be The ‘Software Equivalent Of Cancer’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has mounted the fiercest argument explaining why Apple is opposed to an FBI order to open the iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook.

Apple Supporters From All Walks Line Up In Downtown San Francisco To Rally Against FBI Court Order

A large group lined up outside of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this evening, but not for the usual reasons. This time, about 60 to 70 protestors swarmed Apple to voice their opposition to

With 12 Other Active Cases, The FBI Can’t Claim That It’s Just About One iPhone

The FBI and the Department of Justice have used a strong narrative to defend their case in <a href="https://future.techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-fbi">the dispute between the FBI and Apple</a>. The FBI w

Bill Gates Clarifies Statements On Apple Vs. FBI, Calls For Safeguards And Discussion

Editor’s note: A previous version of this post had the headline “Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock The iPhone” but Gates appeared on Bloomberg after this report was published, and

The U.S. Government Is About To Start A Tech Civil War… We’re Siding With Apple

This time, it’s Washington DC vs. Silicon Valley as both fight for the citizens of the United States of America

Most Americans Support FBI Over Apple, Finds Pew

Pew Research Center <a target="_blank" href="http://www.people-press.org/2016/02/22/more-support-for-justice-department-than-for-apple-in-dispute-over-unlocking-iphone/">has released</a> a study on th

At MWC, Facebook’s Zuckerberg Talks Free Basics, Lasers and Encryption

Facebook had a high-profile setback when its Free Basics mobile connectivity program got blocked in India earlier this month over net neutrality issues, but its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is adamant &#

In Employee Email, Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For Commission On Interaction Of Technology And Intelligence Gathering

Early this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email out to employees about the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone with the subject line ‘Thank you for your support’. The email outlines some resp

FBI Director Denies Wanting To Create A Backdoor Into The iPhone

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has claimed that the organization is not trying to break Apple's encryption or set up backdoor access to the company's devices and services.

Apple Executives Detail Scope Of FBI Request And Company’s Motivations For Not Complying

In a call with reporters today, Apple executives spoke in response to a motion the Justice Department filed today to force Apple to comply with a request from the FBI to provide access to the iPhone o

Donald Trump Says You Should Boycott Apple

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is stepping up his criticism of Apple over its fight with the FBI. As you can see in the footage below (reportedly shot at a campaign event in Pawleys Island, South
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