User Privacy

Calgary Police Seeks Power to Compel Canadians into Giving Up Their Passwords

According to a Calgary Sun report, Calgary Police Chief Roger Chaffin was among those at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, who voted yesterday to ask for legal means to force Canadians to give up their phone passwords, saying it would help law enforcement keep pace with cyber-crime. However, civil liberties advocates believe such a law would clash...

Apple’s ‘Privacy Czars’ Limit the Collection of User Data

In addition to its ongoing conflict with the FBI over user privacy, Apple is believed to be grappling with internal conflicts over the same issue as well, something that could pose challenges to the Cupertino company's future product strategy, Reuters is reporting. The source highlights that a trio of experts known among employees as the "privacy czars” are...

Apple Wins Against FBI in Another iPhone Unlocking Dispute

In another iPhone unlocking case similar to that of San Bernardino, Apple clinched a major court victory in its ongoing legal dispute with FBI when a federal court in New York rejected the government’s request to force the company to help it extract data from a locked iPhone (via The Intercept). According to Judge James Ornstein, the All...