Tag Archives: Data

FBI Paid Hackers to Get Data From San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone: Reports

The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone’s four-digit personal identification number without ... Read More »

US to Continue Appeal of iPhone Data Case in New York

The US Justice Department on Friday said it would keep fighting to force Apple Inc to open an iPhone in a New York drug case, continuing its controversial effort to require Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement authorities circumvent encryption. Just two weeks ago, the government dropped its effort to require Apple to crack an iPhone used ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, WhatsApp Looking to Fortify User Data Security: Report

As Apple battles the US government over encryption to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting in San Bernadino last year, top US companies Google, Facebook and Snapchat are expanding encryption of user data in their services, media reported. According to The Guardian, while WhatsApp is set to roll out encryption for its voice calls in ... Read More »

Online Service With Data on Stolen Vehicles Across Country Launched

A new online service with complete data on stolen vehicle across the country was launched in New Delhi on Friday. The service, Vahan Samanvaya, launched by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, will help police and public trace the database of stolen vehicles. It was launched at a function organised to celebrate the 31st inception day of ... Read More »

Sidestepping Apple Dispute, Obama Makes Case for Access to Device Data

US President Barack Obama on Friday made a passionate case for mobile devices to be built in such a way as to allow government to gain access to personal data if needed to prevent a terrorist attack or enforce tax laws. Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, Obama said he could not comment on the legal case ... Read More »

US Appeals Ruling on Accessing Data in New York iPhone Case

Calling a New York judge’s ruling “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority, the Justice Department asked a Brooklyn federal court on Monday to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn’t required to pry open a locked iPhone. The government’s 45-page brief comes a week after US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in a routine drug case, dealing ... Read More »

Gold Holds Near 13-Month High Ahead of US Jobs Data

Manila: Gold edged lower on Friday, but was not far off a 13-month peak reached in the prior session when a weaker dollar and technical buying gave bullion its best day in two weeks. Investors are eyeing crucial U.S. nonfarm payrolls data due later in the day, where a strong reading for February could stall further gains in the precious ... Read More »

Valve Finally Sends Apology Emails for Christmas User Data Leak

Steam’s Winter Sale wasn’t just home to some great deals, it also resulted in the service being offline for awhile. Reason being, there was a security flaw that exposed the personal information of its users. Since then we’ve heard precious little from the company. There was a much delayed statement citing this as a ‘caching issue’ and this was followed ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Mi Mover App to Help Transfer Data From an Old Device

Xiaomi on Thursday at the Redmi Note 3 India launch announced its new Mi Mover app. The new app from Xiaomi helps move apps and data from an old device to a Mi Phone. The Mi Mover app supports multiple datasets, such as contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, documents, installed apps, and other data. It can be paired with another ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Released in Brazil After WhatsApp Data Access Row

Facebook’s vice president for Latin America was released Wednesday, a day after being arrested for refusing to hand over WhatsApp messages to the police investigating a drugs case. Judge Ruy Pinheiro, in Sergipe state, ruled overnight that the detention of Diego Dzodan in Sao Paulo on Tuesday had amounted to “unlawful coercion.” “It seems to me that the extreme measure ... Read More »