going dark

going dark

CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime

Phantom Secure made custom, encrypted BlackBerry phones and sold them to customers all over the world, including to the Sinaloa cartel, according to prosecutors.
Joseph Cox
10.3.18
Phone Crackers

Lawmakers Call FBI's 'Going Dark' Narrative 'Highly Questionable' After Motherboard Shows Cops Can Easily Hack iPhones

US lawmakers have asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to answer questions around phone unlocking technology, after Motherboard found agencies have bought tools to crack iPhones.
Joseph Cox
4.14.18
Apple vs FBI

FBI Barely Tried to Hack San Bernardino iPhone Before Going to Court With Apple

A new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General found that the FBI could have done more before going to court and arguing it needed Apple's help to unlock an alleged terrorist's phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.27.18
crypto wars

The FBI Director Thinks a Law Against Encryption Is Possible Under Trump

The director of the FBI James Comey once again leaves the door open for a law that forces tech companies to put backdoors into their products.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.17
News

Feds Can Unlock Most Devices They Need To Get Into, FBI Admits

Encryption and passwords don’t seem to be a huge problem for the FBI after all.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.11.16
FBI

FBI Agent: Decrypting Data ‘Fundamentally Alters’ Evidence

But one forensics expert strongly disagrees.
Joseph Cox
7.12.16
News

Feds And Cops Encountered Encryption in Only 13 Wiretaps in 2015

Are cops and feds really “going dark” when snooping on criminals because of encryption?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.30.16
Europe

Encryption Gets in The Way of 75% of Cases, Europol Chief Says

Encryption is a "real problem," director Rob Wainraight said.
Joseph Cox
5.10.16
FBI

The 'Hack in a Box' the Government Won’t Use in Its New York iPhone Case

Instead of using a $200 device, the Department of Justice dragged Apple to court in New York.
Sarah Jeong
4.22.16
video

This Video Perfectly Explains The Encryption Debate

Let stick figures tell you why you should care about encryption.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.14.16
Opinion

'Leaked' Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Is a Threat to American Privacy

Every service, person, human rights worker, protester, reporter, company—the list goes on—will be easier to spy on.
Sean Vitka
4.8.16
News

The FBI Is at War With Apple Because It Couldn’t Change Wiretap Law

When politicians talk about legislating encryption, what they’re really talking about is lawful surveillance.
Matthew Braga
3.1.16
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