NEW YORK 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” into encrypted communications puts everyone at risk.
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OTTAWA—Canadian TV subscribers may be rejoicing as they prepare for today’s launch of new, regulator-mandated basic cable and satellite packages.
But the group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, which advocates for Canada’s broadcasters, is warning consumers ultimately will see fewer channel choices.
WATERLOO, Ont. BlackBerry has acquired a private U.K.-based firm that specializes in mimicking the techniques of malicious hackers to educate clients and reduce the risk from criminal attacks
WASHINGTON Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press has learned.
NEW YORK 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 be struck between government access and the need to preserve data security.
SAN FRANCISCO In its battle with Apple over an extremist’s iPhone, the FBI says neither the company nor anyone else has anything to fear. Although they want to compel assistance from Apple to unlock a phone used by San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, officials say the techniques they propose are limited in scope and pose no risk to the privacy of other iPhone users.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of The world champion of the ancient Chinese board game Go, South Korean Lee Sedol, expects to will prevail in a match with Google’s computer program AlphaGo next month, but he’s not so sure he would be able to do it a year later.
For now, Lee is predicting a 5-0 or 4-1 victory in his favour.
BARCELONA, Spain Ford CEO Mark Fields says the 112-year-old company is tripling its investment in new technologies that will ultimately lead to self-driving vehicles but will make sure to keep making cars for drivers who want to keep their hands on the wheel.
SAN DIEGO—The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot—a trial move aimed at closing a longstanding security gap, officials announced yesterday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The International Space Station just got a whole lot tidier.
A pair of NASA astronauts released a capsule loaded with 1.5 tons of trash Friday as the space station soared over Bolivia. The capsule should re-enter the atmosphere and burn up harmlessly over the Pacific on Saturday.