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Silicon Valley Heavyweights Say Encryption Bill Is 'Unworkable'
With the court order against Apple to break its iPhone encryption in the San Bernardino case now vacated and failing to set a legal precedent, Congress may be the next frontier when it comes to trying to compel technology companies to help authorities access data when it could help in certain
Microsoft's Lawsuit Against Justice Dept.: What's at Stake
Microsoft is suing federal officials for the right to be able to tell customers when law enforcement officials request their emails and other data, the latest instance of a Silicon Valley giant settling in for a battle with the government over privacy issues. Mark Bartholomew, a law professor at
Bill Gates Weighs In on Encryption Battle Between Apple, FBI
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is wading into Apple's encryption battle with federal authorities, offering a different take than many of his Silicon Valley counterparts. Gates said he thinks there is a way for Apple to cooperate with federal authorities to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the
Apple Encryption Battle With FBI Draws in Silicon Valley Heavyweights
Apple 's decision to fight a court order to help federal authorities unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters has been hailed by some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley who said complying could set a "troubling precedent." In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar
Tech Giants in the NSA's Crosshairs Converge at White House
What the Most Vocal Tech Companies Have Said About the Government's Spying Practices
Will antitrust probe keep Microsoft , Yahoo apart?
Yahoo and Microsoft hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in Internet search away from Google. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won't hurt online advertisers and consumers. As the U.S. Justice Department reviews the proposed
Tech firms eager to gobble stimulus funds
The biggest federal public works project since World War II offers tantalizing possibilities for the struggling tech market. President Obama's staggering $787 billion economic stimulus package, passed in February, could be a financial oasis — especially for an industry facing a precipitous drop in
Microsoft Open Policy Faces Scrutiny
Microsoft faces an uphill battle in trying to convince the market that its efforts at openness are sincere.
Google's Page rips Microsoft , says Yahoo ad deal OK
Google billionaire co-founder Larry Page criticized a potential Microsoft takeover of Yahoo, saying it would concentrate too much power in the online communications market, stifling innovation and curbing competition. But he discounted the idea that an advertising deal between Google and Yahoo —
Microsoft Helps Law Enforcement Get Around Encryption
The growing use of encryption software -- like Microsoft's own BitLocker -- by cyber criminals has led Microsoft to develop a...