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California Joins New York In Wanting To Ban Encrypted Phones

01/21/2016, When you hear that a phone has encryption has one of its security features, that can only be a good thing, right? Unfortunately for the government, that is only true if they are given backdoor access to your device because if not, they will ban it, or at...

Apple Asks Widow For Court Order For Her Dead Husband’s Password

01/20/2016, Trying to retrieve the Apple ID password of your spouse upon his/her death? You could, but only if you have a court order, or at least that’s what’s being reported according to CBC News. A woman by the name of Peggy Bush had initially asked for the...

Samsung Sued Over Android Updates

01/19/2016, The Dutch Consumentenbond, which happens to be the biggest consumer protection watchdog in The Netherlands, has just filed a suit against South Korean conglomerate Samsung. Samsung, the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is slapped with the...

US Court Bans Older Samsung Devices From Being Sold

01/19/2016, The patent war between Apple and Samsung is still going on. Maybe it isn’t as fierce as it once was, and from what we have heard, both companies seem to be slowly working their way towards a resolution. But in the meantime, maybe to set a precedent or...

Woman Faces Possible Jail Time With Facebook Tag

01/17/2016, Just because it’s online and we aren’t actually talk to another person face-to-face, it does not mean that we get to do what we want. We’ve seen how some people have gotten into trouble just by what they post or share on Facebook, and now a report...

Widow Sues Twitter For Giving ISIS A Voice

01/15/2016, Twitter’s platform can be used by anybody, just as long as you play nicely within Twitter’s rules, the social network has no reason to not allow you onto it. However some have begged to disagree, such as this widow of an American killed in Jordan from...

German Court Rules Facebook’s Friend Finder Is Unlawful

01/15/2016, By now pretty much everyone you know should be on Facebook, or at least on some kind of social media platform. In fact it’s quite rare these days to find someone not on social media. That being said, there is a tool created by Facebook called the friend...

US Regulators To Relax Some Rules To Hasten Self-Driving Cars

01/15/2016, A couple of days ago it was suggested that one of the things the Obama administration was planning on doing was to hasten the development of self-driving cars. Right now many companies are creating self-driving cars, but understandably given that it is...

Teen Creates Robot Lawyer To Answer Your Legal Questions

01/14/2016, Ever have a legal query that you want to know the answer to, but don’t want to have to spend money on a proper lawyer? We reckon if it’s something serious, maybe you should consider hiring a lawyer, but if you just want a quick answer, then you might...

Proposed Bill Could Force Tech Companies To Provide Backdoor Access

01/13/2016, So far tech companies like Apple and Google have been successfully battling the US government in terms of denying them backdoor access to their customer information, as well as devices. This isn’t so much about them not co-operating with the government,...

$35,000 Fake Fitbits Seized By US Customs

01/13/2016, The next time you see a listing on eBay or Craigslist or a forum for a Fitbit device that’s too cheap to be true, it probably is. As much as we’d all love to get our hands on a good deal, sometimes this can also mean that we end up getting scammed,...

Turkish Hacker Sentenced To 334 Years In Prison

01/12/2016, We have heard and read stories of hackers committing crimes and being sent to jail, or in some cases like in the movies, given a second chance by using their skills for good by sniffing out security flaws and loopholes so that companies can close them...

VW To Address Emissions Cheating With Catalytic Converters

01/10/2016, In case you haven’t heard, Volkswagen has recently been accused of engaging in deceptive practices with regards to its diesel emission claims in its cars. So how can they go about fixing it? Surely they can’t recall every car ever made, right? Turns...