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Apple denies opening NSA backdoor to iPhone

Apple denies opening NSA backdoor to iPhone

Apple has denied collaborating with the NSA to add a snooping backdoor to the iPhone, insisting that despite allegations that the DROPOUTJEEP program could access large swathes of iPhone content without the user realizing, it is unaware of any such exploit. New leaks from NSA documents acquired by whistleblower Edward Snowden led to claims earlier this week that the NSA had a tool that could access data like text messages, location, and more with "100-percent success," something Apple strongly denies either facilitating or, indeed, knowing was in operation.

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iOS 7.0.3 appears, making way for iPad reboot

iOS 7.0.3 appears, making way for iPad reboot

This week the likes of iOS 7.0.3 has appeared in the wild, working on Apple employee and partner iPhone devices in what very well may be the last update before iOS 7.1, the version headed for the first iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 release. This release has been suggested to be taking place later this month, with an Apple event likely set for closer to the 15th of October. What you'll find for iOS 7.0.3 is likely bug fixes, with the public release headed for the middle of next week.

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BitTorrent Chat promises encrypted P2P chat away from NSA prying

BitTorrent Chat promises encrypted P2P chat away from NSA prying

BitTorrent has revealed BitTorrent Chat, its secure take on instant messaging using the peer-to-peer technologies that made it notorious for file-sharing so as to escape the eyes of the NSA. Described as "a pre-Alpha experiment in server-less messaging" the new chat client promises to shuttle conversations across an encrypted, peer-to-peer network rather than routing them through a central server, as iMessage, Skype, and other services currently do.

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iPhone 5s Touch ID prompts US Senator security concerns

iPhone 5s Touch ID prompts US Senator security concerns

US Senator Al Franken has waded into controversy over Apple's Touch ID biometric system on the iPhone 5s, challenging the Cupertino firm to address his security concerns about stolen fingerprints and data privacy. In an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook - in which he's quick to point out that he himself uses an iPhone - Senator Franken highlights the fact that fingerprints, unlike a password, cannot be changed by the individual. "You have only ten of them" the senator writes, "and you leave them on everything you touch; they are definitely not a secret." However, while the letter makes some reference to Apple's already public security measures, it also seems to confuse exactly which part of the finger Touch ID is assessing.

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iPhone patent flags phone status before calling

iPhone patent flags phone status before calling

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent from Apple today that details a way for iPhone users to tell if other users are available before they even attempt to make a call. The patent is called "Methods to determine availability of user based on mobile phone status," and describes how it would use similar server-controlled status updates to instant messaging products like iMessage in order to clue people in on when might be best to call their iPhone-owning friends and family.

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Apple announces iCloud for iWork

Apple announces iCloud for iWork

We know iCloud is huge, with millions and millions of users syncing their iPhones, sending messages in iMessage and more, all powered by iCloud. However, today Apple is taking a moment to talk about iCloud for developers. Specifically, Apple is bringing iCloud to iWork. Now you can start off where you left off, no matter what, or where you are.

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