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Google, Microsoft, Other Rivals Back Apple Ahead of iPhone Ruling

Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp, AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies were filing legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the US government, court documents and sources familiar with the companies’ plans said. The rare display of unity and support ... Read More »

US Defense Secretary Says Favours Strong Encryption, Not ‘Back Doors’

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he’s “not a believer in back doors,” or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said he wasn’t commenting on the FBI’s legal battle with Apple over an encrypted iPhone used by one of ... Read More »

Popcorn Time, Netflix for Torrents, Is Back From the Dead

Popcorn Time, more popularly known as Netflix for pirates, is making a return. The team behind it released a new fork of its movie and TV shows streaming app this movie. The announcement comes five months after Popcorn Time’s website was shut down by Motion Picture Association of America on the grounds of copyright violation. An update dubbed Hail Hydra ... Read More »

Nokia CEO Says ‘Not in a Hurry’ to Get Back Into Smartphone Business

Nokia, which sold its mobile and devices divisions to Microsoft in 2014, has on several occasions confirmed it intends to get back into the smartphone business. Now, the company says it will not be hasty with its re-entry. Finland’s biggest company on the sidelines of its talk about the adoption of 5G network ahead of Mobile World Congress also addressed ... Read More »