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Experts: The FBI’s iPhone-unlocking plan for Apple is risky

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.

Human champion certain he’ll beat AI at ancient Chinese game

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.

How Apple ended up in the government’s encryption crosshairs

SAN FRANCISCO As the maker of trend-setting gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, Apple has changed the way people use technology in their daily lives. Now, after positioning itself as a champion of privacy, the tech giant has sparked a potentially momentous conflict with the federal government over encryption.