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US government still pursuing court order to unlock iPhone in New York case

The Justice Department told a federal judge Friday that it would continue to pursue a court order to unlock a seized  iPhone at the center of a New York drug probe.The move comes weeks after the government withdrew a similar request in an unrelated terror investigation in the Southern California county of San Bernardino. read more

Apple won’t demand to learn how FBI cracked terror suspect’s phone

The Apple attorney asked that he be paraphrased and not quoted directly, but he suspected that the hack won't last long as Apple continues to fortify its security.The Apple lawyer said the government has not come forward to Apple to explain the workaround. read more

Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints

Although Japan has a very low crime rate, the Japanese government would like to remove the hassle of using cash or cards completely for tourists.It aims to do this by implementing a system that allows all payments to be carried out with fingerprints instead. read more

We may never know how the FBI unlocked shooter’s iPhone

We know now that the FBI was able to gain access to an iPhone 5C belonging to the San Bernardino shooter thanks to an outside security firm.What we don’t know is how it was done or even who did it. read more

Microsoft sues US government over secret customer data access ()

With more and more people using cloud services, Microsoft argued that the government was seeking access to their "most private and sensitive information".The implication of using cloud services is that nobody would know when their data was accessed. read more

The CIA is very interested in your tweets and Instagram photos

The investments appear to reflect the CIA’s increasing focus on monitoring social media.Last September, David Cohen, the CIA’s second-highest ranking official, spoke at length at Cornell University about a litany of challenges stemming from the new media landscape. read more

How smart cities (will) work

The word smart is also being applied to cities now – so what does it mean to be a smart city, or at least a smarter one?Lest we think smart cities are only for first world countries, smart approaches using existing tech improves lives too. read more

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 20 April

By comparison, US agencies made 4,000 requests, Germany made 11,989 requests (52% upheld) and the Netherlands made 39 requests (41% upheld).Although the UK's percentage of granted requests is a little higher than the EMEA average of 52%, it's below the global average of almost 60%. read more

Government: publicly funded scientists won't be gagged by anti-lobbying law ()

Publicly-funded scientists won't face restrictions on discussing their findings under an anti-lobbying law, the government has confirmed.We are continuing to talk to the research community and will outline more detail by 1 May, when this clause takes effect. read more