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September 30, 2017  5:44 PM

Cobbling Together the Toshiba Memory Chip Sale

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Flash, samsung, toshiba, western digital

We’ve been waiting a while to find out about the Toshiba memory chip sale, it looks like it might finally be settled: A sale, sort of, with an eventual IPO. Sort of? “While it says that it sold its chip division,

July 31, 2017  6:38 PM

IBM Mainframe Encryption Apparently Okay

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, Google, government, IBM, privacy, Security

When Apple and Google released cellphones with encryption being the default, law enforcement had kittens, with dire warnings about terrorism and child...


February 19, 2016  3:03 PM

FBI Finds ‘Perfect Test Case’ to Force Apple iPhone Encryption Issue

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, FBI, iPhone, privacy, Security, smartphone

Okay, it’s another government vs. encrypted smartphone situation. But this one is different. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, who last...


January 22, 2016  3:02 PM

California, New York Put Forth Useless Phone Encryption Bills

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, Google, phone, Security, smartphone

California and New York are each attempting to pass bills that they claim will help protect people against crime, but in reality would likely simply eliminate a source of sales tax revenue from the state: Each is putting forth a bill that would forbid smartphones with unbreakable encryption to be...


December 27, 2014  6:33 PM

Microsoft Brings Its Homies to Fight Ruling

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Microsoft

Microsoft is continuing its fight with the U.S. government regarding access to data located on the company's servers outside the U.S. And this time, it brought some friends. 28 major companies, including Microsoft competitors such as Apple, Amazon, and AT&T (but not Google, surprisingly...


September 30, 2014  10:57 PM

Will Only Outlaws Be Able to Have Smartphone Encryption?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, Google

Now that Apple and Google have announced that they will incorporate encryption in smartphones by default, the question is how long law-abiding Americans will be allowed to continue to have encryption at all. In case you missed it, Apple announced on September 17 that future editions of the...


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