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Tuesday, January 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.


Harrop: Tech and terrorism: Figure it out

All that goodwill Apple has amassed for its wonderful products could start draining away as Americans wonder what side it’s on.


Apple asks judge to delay iPhone data case, citing FBI quest

Apple wants a judge to delay government demands for data from a locked iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case while the FBI sees if it can get contents from a …


The consumer tablet is dying; long live the business tablet

Tablets may never again be the consumer sensation they once were, but they are finding new life among professionals. Unlike early models, newer tablets are meant to be used with …


Apple’s new iDevices say: Small is beautiful, too

CUPERTINO, Calif. – As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too. The giant tech company showed off …


An iPhone-hacking tool likely wouldn’t stay secret for long

Suppose Apple loses its court fight with the FBI and has to produce a software tool that would help agents hack into an iPhone – specifically, a device used by …


Apple planning product launch on March 21

Apple will hold its spring product launch on March 21, one day before it squares off with federal prosecutors over the government’s demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone.


Google provides 1st peek at next Android operating system

Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule in an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices.


French lawmakers vote bill to make tech firms unlock data

France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.


FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers

The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.


Judge scolds U.S. in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

A New York judge is scolding the government for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from customers’ iPhones.


$1M Turing Award winners advocate for encryption

This year’s $1 million A.M. Turing Award goes to a pair of cryptographers whose ideas helped make Internet commerce possible, and who now argue that giving governments a “back door” …


Consumer Confidential: Is the Apple iPhone really any different from other consumer products?

Why such a fuss over Apple? There are many other examples of government officials telling businesses to fiddle with their products in the name of safeguarding the public – baby …


Apple’s Tim Cook to shareholders: Taking on FBI is right thing to do

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook defended his hard-line stance against the FBI and a court order over consumer privacy as “the right things to do” during …


Apple asks judge to vacate order on locked iPhone

Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking “dangerous …


Apple encryption ‘hardest question I’ve seen’ in government, FBI boss says

The policy issues raised in the Justice Department’s dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the “hardest question I’ve seen in government and it’s going to require negotiation …


Bill Gates supports government efforts in Apple case

Bill Gates is supportive of investigators’ efforts to force Apple to help them crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to …


Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by …


Apple: Feds want to circumvent security on other phones, too

Apple says it’s challenging government efforts to overcome encryption on at least 14 devices nationwide in addition to the phone of a San Bernardino, California, shooter.


Apple tells employees why it won’t help hack shooter’s phone

WASHINGTON – Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that “it does not feel right” to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a …


Big tech companies are joining Apple in its encryption fight

The stage is set for a legal clash that could determine whether tech companies or government authorities get the final say on just how secure devices like smartphones can be.


U.S. accuses Apple of ‘repudiating’ order on phone access

The Justice Department is firing back at Apple for refusing to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino attack.


Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …


Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from people wanting to upgrade.


Google parent Alphabet tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings.


Facebook now offers live video for iPhone users

Facebook on Thursday introduced the ability for its U.S. users on iPhone to broadcast video live from their smartphones to friends (or the broader public) on the service.


Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days

NEW YORK — Apple says it sold 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year’s early sales mark.


Doug Clark: Watches get smarter, but something can be said for wisdom

Gather ’round children. Old Uncle Doug has a story to tell. Believe it or not, but there was once a time when every American kid would’ve sold their little brother …


New state rule on apple maggot puts Spokane yard waste recycling at risk

An emergency rule issued last month by the Washington state Agriculture Department to protect the state’s $2 billion apple industry has threatened to derail Spokane’s curbside yard waste recycling program …


‘Ebola Attack’ creators make a mobile game for good

Lance Hughes and Anna Czoski hope their viral video game goes viral. The pair created “Ebola Attack,” a game for smartphones and tablets that tasks players with saving organs from …