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Snowden: FBI Could Use Acid And Lasers To Hack The iPhone

02/22/2016, Right now the debate is on as to whether or not Apple should unlock the iPhone, or provide backdoor access to the iPhone belonging to one of the shooters of the San Bernardino shootings. The FBI claims that they need Apple’s help to do so because...

Microsoft Next Lock Screen Updated With Fingerprint Support

02/22/2016, A couple of years ago, Microsoft launched a lock screen app for Android in the form of the Next. It isn’t the best lock screen available for Android, but it is functional and over the past year or so, Microsoft has updated the app with additional...

Survey: Half Of America Thinks Apple Should Unlock The iPhone

02/22/2016, As we speak, the debate about whether Apple should give in to the FBI’s requests and unlock the iPhone or provide a backdoor rages on. Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen, but in the meantime it looks like Americans seem to be on the...

FBI Promises iPhone Backdoor Won’t Set A Dangerous Precedent

02/22/2016, One of the main reasons why Apple is so dead set against creating a backdoor for the FBI on the iPhone is because of the precedent it will set. It means that if they do this one time, who’s to say that the FBI or other law enforcement agencies won’t...

Apple Claims Backdoor Unnecessary After iPhone Password Was Changed

02/19/2016, Earlier the DOJ filed a new motion to compel Apple to comply with the court’s demands to unlock the iPhone belonging to the terrorist in the San Bernardino shootings. However shortly after the motion was filed, Apple revealed that they had actually been...

DOJ Files Motion To Compel Apple To Unlock The iPhone

02/19/2016, There is currently a petition going around that wants the White House to step in and stop the efforts by the legal authorities from forcing Apple to unlock the iPhone. So far it has a little over 5,000 signatures and is a far cry from the 100,000 it needs...

Donald Trump Calls On Boycott Of Apple Products

02/19/2016, Ever since Apple came forward and publicly refused to comply with the court’s orders to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists of the San Bernardino shootings, many tech companies and the public have come forward in support of the...

HSBC To Introduce Voice-Recognition Phone Banking

02/19/2016, Given that banks deal with people’s money, obviously they are trying their best to come up with all kinds of ways to secure the accounts of their customers. Some banks have turned to giving out dongles that generate one-time use codes, while some like...

John McAfee Claims He Can Decrypt The iPhone In 3 Weeks

02/18/2016, By now many of you guys have probably read about the huge debate about whether or not Apple should comply with the court’s request to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Many have since sided with Apple, claiming that there is a...

WhatsApp Also Offers Their Support To Apple In Encryption Debate

02/18/2016, Ever since it was revealed that Apple was ordered by the courts to unlock an iPhone by creating software that provided law enforcement authorities backdoor access, many have come forward in support for Apple’s stance and refusal on the matter. For...

Twitter Fixes Bug That Exposed User Emails And Phone Numbers

02/18/2016, Some of you guys might not have noticed, but recently there was an issue with Twitter’s password recovery system in which user information like their email addresses and phone numbers were exposed. The good news is that Twitter has since announced that...

Google Throws Their Support Behind Apple On Encryption Debate

02/17/2016, Just recently, a court ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the phone of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino shootings. They also asked Apple to create a software (essentially a backdoor) that would allow the FBI access to said phone. Obviously...

Synaptics Has A New Fingerprint Sensor That Measures 3.5mm Wide

02/17/2016, Right now for the most part, fingerprint sensors on phones tend to be circular in nature, save for the Sony Xperia Z5 in which the sensor was placed on the side of the phone. However it looks like future fingerprint sensors could be much smaller, thanks...

Instagram Finally Enables Two-Factor Authentication

02/17/2016, How often have we seen Instagram accounts hacked? Pretty often, unfortunately, but it looks like those numbers should be going down  as Instagram has confirmed to the folks at TechCrunch that they are finally beginning to roll out the two-factor...