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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Justice Department vs. Computer Companies: 3 Reports

Apple Is Refusing Justice Department Requests for iMessages

Jon Fingas | September 9, 2015

You likely know that Apple's iMessage is encrypted well enough that law enforcement can't snoop on your messages, but it's now very clear that this security is setting up a conflict with the US government. The New York Times understands that Apple refused at least one Department of Justice request for iMessage chats between suspects using iPhones. There's no way to comply, according to the response. Reportedly, the case ruffled enough feathers that officials at the FBI and Justice Department were pushing for legal action against Apple. That never materialized, but there's no doubt that the Cupertino crew is on notice.

21st Century Guide to Cybercrime: the Computer Crime Section of the Justice Department and the National Infrastructure Protection Center - Hacking, . .Targets...  Source:
<more at (Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Data Access. September 7, 2015) and (Decision in Microsoft case could set dangerous global precedent, experts say. A verdict against the company could be troubling, legal experts warn, as governments consider whether they can require tech firms to reveal private data. September 9, 2015); further: (Justice Department Looks to Sharpen Computer Crime Law. September 9, 2015)>

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