On today's edition of the KCRW daily news program Press Play
, I speak with host Madeleine Brand about what we know, as of today, about any new capabilities the FBI may have acquired in its quest to bypass the security features on Apple iOS devices in various investigations.
After suddenly dropping the so-called 'FBI vs. Apple' case involving the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone, reports indicate that the FBI is newly able to defeat security on iPhones and iOS devices in other cases. They're not telling Apple, or anyone else who's talking, how they did it.
The FBI insisted that if Apple unlocked the iPhone in the San Bernardino terrorism case that it would be a one-time deal. Now it’s been reported that they’ll help unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case. And in another case, the LAPD was issued a warrant earlier this year that would have allowed them to use a murder suspect’s finger to unlock their iPhone. That and more in this week’s web roundup.
Tune in to the show every Thursday for my internet news roundup for Boing Boing on KCRW's Press Play.
PHOTO: A man displays a protest message on his iPhone at a small rally in support of Apple's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman involved in the killings of 14 people in San Bernardino, in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016. [REUTERS]
Hunter John Drexler, one of the two teens accused of murdering a couple who were grandparents in Arkansas.
Snap a picture of a key and Key Me will turn it into a working metal key: just a reminder that locks probably aren’t as secure you imagine. (via Schneier)
Are you a security researcher planning to present at Black Hat, Defcon, B-Sides or any of this summer’s security events? Are you worried a big corporation or the government might attack you for revealing true facts about the defects in the security systems we entrust with our safety, privacy and health?
In 2012, Google introduced Certificate Transparency, an internet-wide tripwire system designed to catch cryptographic “certificate authorities” who abused their position to produce counterfeit credentials that would allow criminals, governments and police to spy on and tamper with secure internet connections.
The Fader Stealth Quadcopter from TRNDlabs packs incredible flight performance into a package small enough to land on your phone screen, and it’s available now in the Boing Boing Store.The Fader’s six-axis gyroscope module gives it perfect balance in the air. This makes the onboard 720p HD camera all the better for shooting amazing flight […]
Although fully autonomous vehicles aren’t yet allowed on public streets, they are poised to dominate the roads in the not-too-distant future. But before that happens, Apple, Google, Uber, and other companies now investing in self-driving tech are going to need talented developers that can account for the dizzying array of factors at play when a […]
The PiCar-V learning kit comes with everything you need to build a Python-powered robot, and it’s currently being offered in the Boing Boing Store.