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  • Thieves Break Into UPS Truck Parked Outside San Francisco Apple Store, Steal 300 iPhone Xs

    11/03/2017 7:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 3, 2017
    The phones were valued at $370,000In another brazen burglary in downtown San Francisco, suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts snatched at least 300 iPhone Xs valued at $370,000 and made off with them, according to San Francisco police. The smartphones — which launched to the general public Friday morning at $999 a piece — were stolen from a delivery truck parked in a loading dock at Stonestown Mall around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said. A white Dodge van was used in the burglary and anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444. The...
  • Apple says recent WikiLeaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits

    03/24/2017 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | March 23, 2017 | by Matthew Panzarino
    Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the WikiLeaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising — breaking into — Apple devices if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device.The leaks were a part of the “Vault7″ documents, which WikiLeaks has been dribbling out. Some of the exploits, like NightSkies, could access personal info like call logs and SMS conversations — but only with physical access.Apple’s full statement is as follows We...
  • WikiLeaks Releases Vault 7 ‘Dark Matter’ CIA Files, Claiming iPhones Were Bugged

    03/23/2017 1:01:27 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    WikiLeaks on Thursday released new Central Intelligence Agency documents, showing it developed malware to infect “factory fresh” iPhones, while the anti-secrecy organization claimed it has been bugging them since 2008. “While CIA assets are sometimes used to physically infect systems in the custody of a target,” said WikiLeaks in a statement, “it is likely that many CIA physical access attacks have infected the targeted organization’s supply chain including by interdicting mail orders and other shipments (opening, infecting, and resending) leaving the United States or otherwise.” The statement came before WikiLeaks released a new portion as part of the Vault 7...
  • WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak Claims CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones

    03/23/2017 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | March 23, 2017 | By S.J. Prince
    A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced.The documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. RELEASE: CIA #Vault7 "Dark Matter" https://t.co/pgnfeODXVB pic.twitter.com/vkI16f3vMD— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2017 Watch a livestream of the Julian Assange led event here. WATCH: WikiLeaks Vault 7 Livestream on CIA ‘Dark Matter’...
  • Wikileaks Releases "NightSkies 1.2": Proof CIA Bugs "Factory Fresh" iPhones

    03/23/2017 7:34:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/23/17 | Tyler Durden
    A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008 through suppliers. The documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. And here is the full press release from WikiLeaks: Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents...
  • Army SOF to Trade in Its Androids for iPhones

    07/19/2016 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    DOD Buzz ^ | JULY 15, 2016 | BY: MATTHEW COX
    Army Special Operations Command is dumping the Android tactical smartphone for an iPhone for better situational awareness. Photo: Vesper Case UK. U.S. Army Special Operations Command is dumping its Android tactical smartphone for an iPhone model. The iPhone 6S will become the end-user device for the iPhone Tactical Assault Kit – special-operations-forces version Army’s Nett Warrior battlefield situational awareness tool, according to an Army source, who is not authorized to speak to the media. The iTAC will replace the Android Tactical Assault Kit. The iPhone is “faster; smoother. Android freezes up” and has to be restarted too often, the source...
  • Stanford Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa weighs in ... Trump ... on how Apple must make iPhones in the U.S.

    05/17/2016 9:55:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 17, 2016 | interview with Vivek Wadhwa
    Stanford Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa weighs in on Donald Trump's rant on how Apple must make iPhones in the U.S. | Watch CNBC Live TV
  • 'I hereby denounce the effects social media have on my children':

    04/10/2016 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hell hath no fury like an angry Southern mom. Taking away electronics is a common parental punishment, but this mother decided to take it one step further - and shoot up her children's iPhones with a rifle. ‘I hereby denounce the effects that social media have on my children,’ the mom shouts at the beginning of the video, a gun in her hand. ‘Their disobedience and their disrespect.’ With perfect aim she blows the smartphone to smithereens, as its pieces go flying into the grass. ‘Set it up,’ she orders, as the man behind the camera begins to gather the...
  • It has begun: The FBI will unlock other iPhones in criminal investigations (COINTELPRO)

    03/31/2016 5:26:40 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    BGR ^ | 3/321/2016 | Chris Smith
    We were wondering whether the FBI will agree to use in other cases the same hack that unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone just earlier this week, and it turns out the agency is more than willing to share its newly acquired know-how to help other law enforcement agencies solve their on-going investigations. Just days after it confirmed it didn’t need Apple to access the local files of the iPhone 5c that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI agreed to assist an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod that may contain relevant evidence to a double...
  • Ron Paul: First They Came for the iPhones ...

    02/29/2016 3:56:59 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2016 | Ron Paul
    The FBI tells us that its demand for a back door into the iPhone is all about fighting terrorism, and that it is essential to break in just this one time to find out more about the San Bernardino attack last December. But the truth is they had long sought a way to break Apple's iPhone encryption and, like 9/11 and the PATRIOT Act, a mass murder provided just the pretext needed. After all, they say, if we are going to be protected from terrorism we have to give up a little of our privacy and liberty. Never mind that...
  • DOJ Claims Apple Should Be Forced To Decrypt iPhones Because Apple, Not Customers, 'Own' iOS

    10/26/2015 6:15:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 10/26/15 | Tim Cushing
    The DOJ has filed its response to Apple's claims that unlocking an iPhone 5 would be unduly burdensome. This ongoing dispute over an All Writs Act order (the act itself dates back to 1789) is also an ongoing dispute over the use of encryption-by-default on Apple phones running iOS 8 or higher. The argument started with one of the founding members of the "Magistrates' Revolt" -- Judge James Orenstein -- who, back in 2005, challenged another All Writs order by the DOJ. A decade ago, Orenstein pointed out that the government's use of these particular orders circumvented both the judicial...
  • Tim Cook: A back door for the good guys is a back door for the bad guys

    10/04/2015 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 2:05 AM | By Chris Matyszczyk
    Photo credit—CNet: Josh Miller I get the sense that the FBI doesn't entirely appreciate Apple CEO Tim Cook.I get that sense from an interview he gave to NPR on Thursday. In it, he cogently explained Apple's attitude toward security in general and national security in particular.Cook repeated his view that Apple isn't interested in tracking its customers as infinitum from app to app."If you buy something from the App Store, we do know what you bought from the App Store, obviously," he said. "We think customers are fine with that. Many customers want us to recommend an app. But what...
  • Hackers Steal 225,000 Apple Account Logins From Jailbroken iPhones

    09/02/2015 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/31/15 | Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
    A recently discovered group of malware that infects jailbroken iPhones has gathered the login information for more than 225,000 Apple accounts, and is believed to be one of the largest breaches of Apple accounts ever. The malware, dubbed KeyRaider by its discoverer, found its way to victims via websites that hosted repositories of Cydia software. Cydia is an app that allows users of jailbroken iOS devices to access software and apps locked phones can’t normally access. The malware then steals Apple account information by intercepting iTunes traffic from the device. Palo Alto Networks (PAN) and WeipTech, which found the vulnerability,...
  • How many iPhones does it take to stop a bullet?

    07/06/2015 3:52:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    C-Net ^ | 5 July 2015 6:38 pm BST | by Michael Franco
    Can a stack of iPhones protect a Samsung Galaxy S6 from a blast fired from a Russian assault rifle? You'll just have to watch and see. See the video here. Whenever a new iPhone comes out, there are lots of questions about its screen resolution, its battery life, the quality of its camera... You know, normal questions. A YouTube user known as EverythingApplePro recently had another kind of question about the shiny slabs of tech -- just how many of them it would take to stop a bullet shot at close range from an AK-74. No, that's not a typo;...
  • Apple iPhone Grabbing 50 Percent of Smartphone Activations

    01/25/2015 6:40:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 01/24/15 | Quinten Plummer,
    A new smartphone market report reveals Apple is dominating as iPhones represented nearly half of the new device activations in the fourth quarter of 2014. "Apple had virtually double the sales of Samsung, and five times that of LG. No other brand accounted for as much as 5 percent of U.S. sales," says Lowitz. "The Amazon Fire and Blackberry smartphones registered slight share, which we attribute to random sample fluctuation as much as actual sales." The report found iPhone activations nearly doubled from the previously quarter. Apple smartphones accounted for about 28 percent of new activations in third quarter of...
  • The Storage Lawsuit Against Apple Is Beyond Frivolous

    01/04/2015 9:48:27 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Jan. 4, 2015 11:37 PM ET
    Summary The Apple Lawsuit regarding storage capacity will not likely affect Apple in the long term. Should there be a guilty verdict, Microsoft and Samsung are far more likely to be negatively affected. The Apple Lawsuit is much ado about nothing. On Wednesday, Apple's stock fell 1.9% after it was revealed that a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple, alleging the company misled consumers about the amount of usable storage capacity its devices have, and failed to sufficiently disclose that the free iOS8 would affect the amount of usable storage on its devices. The suit alleges that "reasonable consumers"...
  • Tell me about blue tooth hearing aids and smart phones?

    04/25/2014 2:53:28 PM PDT · by ThomasThomas · 13 replies
    Me | Thomas Thomas
    I need to buy I hearing aid. I thought it would be nice if you could link them to your smart phone. I found one made by GN ReSound http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/11/25/first-fully-integrated-made-for-iphone-hearing-aids-are-set-to-hit-the-market They are about $3,000 each. So I looked at the availible apps for Iphones and Andriods. There were too many to sort out the best so I came here. I have a iPhone 4 but my contract needs in aug and I can get any type of new phone. I haven't bought the hearing aids yet because I want to pair the phone, hearing aid and the apps. Costco has...
  • Technology is not Wisdom

    03/20/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans now have more computer power in their smart phones than did the Pentagon in all its computer banks just 30 years ago. We board a sophisticated jet and assume that the flight is no more dangerous than crossing the street. The downside of this complete reliance on computer gadgetry is a fundamental ignorance of what technology is. Smart machines are simply the pumps that deliver the water of knowledge -- not knowledge itself. What does it matter that millions of American students can communicate across thousands of miles instantly with their iPads and iPhones if a poorly educated generation...
  • Report: NSA can access most smartphone data

    09/08/2013 6:09:55 AM PDT · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via knoxnews.com ^ | September 8, 2013 | Frank Jordans
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users' data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ in which the agencies describe setting up dedicated teams for each type of phone as part of their effort to gather intelligence on potential threats such as terrorists. The data obtained this way includes contacts, call lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information, Der Spiegel reported....
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.