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Local residents wait to return to their homes near the scene of the investigation of an SUV where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, on December 3, 2015.

Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a ‘very rigged case,’ and he wishes it went to court

"I have personally never seen the government apparatus move against a company like it did here in a very dishonest manner," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
Diego Dzodan, former Facebook VP for Latin America.

Mark Zuckerberg used this story about a jailed Facebook executive to make a point about keeping your messages secret

In March 2016, Facebook's then-VP for Latin America, Diego Dzodan, was jailed for 24 hours for not handing over WhatsApp messages to Brazilian police.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it will move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages — and warns that some countries might decide to ban it

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to be a "privacy-focused communications platform" — despite all its privacy scandals.
Mark Zuckerberg

Some lawmakers are already raising concerns about Facebook’s plans to merge its messaging apps

Politicians are raising concerns around data privacy and anti-trust issues.
Vint Cerf, one of the "fathers" of the internet, says the network had two big flaws when it launched.

The internet’s ‘father’ says it was born with two big flaws

Vint Cerf, now Google's chief internet evangelist, said he's not sure he would have fixed the problems if he had to do it all over again.

If you’re feeling less comfortable sharing photos to Facebook, here’s why you should try Apple’s solution instead

Compared to Facebook, Apple offers a more elegant and private solution to sharing photos with friends and family.

Australia’s anti-encryption law is so unpopular, there was only 1 comment in support and 342 against — and now the head of its spy agency ...

Australia's law is widely disliked by the technology industry, especially Apple, because security experts believe that so-called "backdoors" weaken security for everyone, not just criminals.
Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook discusses Apple plans to build a $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa August 24, 2017.

Apple is building a special portal for law enforcement officials to get user data — here’s Apple’s letter describing the plan

In a letter to a US Senator, obtained by Business Insider, Apple explains how it will create a special portal for law enforcement officials to legally request and receive user data.
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are making it easier to transfer your data between their websites

The tech companies are working together to make it easier to transfer mail, contacts, calendars, and other data between platforms, without needing to download and re-upload it. The code for the project is open source, and can be found on GitHub.
Sean Hannity urged Mueller's witnesses to destroy their phones.

‘Delete all your emails and then acid-wash’ your hard drives: Sean Hannity suggests Mueller probe witnesses should destroy their evidence

Deleting or altering court evidence is a criminal offense under US federal law. Hannity's call, which appeared to be sarcastic, came in response to reports that the special counsel Robert Mueller asked witnesses to hand over their devices so he could inspect private messages on encrypted apps.