national security

Apple Reports Three-Fold Spike in Classified National Security Orders

According to Apple’s first biannual transparency report, the company received fewer government demands for data during the first-half of this year, but saw a three-fold spike in secret national security orders (via ZDNet). In total, Apple received 30,814 demands to access 233,052 devices in the first-half of the year, which is down 6% from the year before. The...

Apple Watch Banned From UK Cabinet Meetings Amid Russian Hacking Fears

Cabinet ministers in the United Kingdom have reportedly been banned from wearing and using Apple Watches during official meetings amid fears that the smart watches could be hacked. According to a report from The Telegraph, the UK government has concerns that the Apple Watch’s microphone could be used to listen in on high-level policy discussions, […]