Senator: FBI Paid $900,000 For iPhone Hacking Tool

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings. Read more

WikiLeaks, CIA, Here’s What’s Going On

WikiLeaks published a large cache of documents stolen from the CIA related to hacking tools on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal has confirmed their authenticity with an intelligence source. Read more

Wikileaks: MI5 and CIA Developed Spyware To Turn Samsung TVs Into Bugs

The CIA and MI5 worked together developing viruses designed to turn Samsung smart TVs into household bugs, recording audio and sending data to covert computer servers, according to a new cache of leaked intelligence documents published by Wikileaks. Read more

Judge Blocks FBI From Forcing Fingerprints From Targets To Unlock IPhones

In the latest skirmish over privacy in the cellphone age, a federal judge in Chicago has rejected a law enforcement request to force potential targets in an ongoing investigation to provide fingerprints to unlock any iPhones or other Apple devices. Read more

Israeli Phone Hacking Firm Cellebrite Confirms ‘Information Security Breach’

Cellebrite, the phone hacking company reportedly used by the FBI to crack the San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone, has itself become the victim of a major hack in which customer contact information was accessed by an outside party. Read more

AP, Other Media Ask Judge To Order Release Of iPhone Records

The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. Read more

Hackers Can Attack Your Device Via Dozens of Popular iOS Apps

SECURITY experts have identified a new flaw found in dozens of popular iPhone apps that could let hackers gain access to your sensitive data including banking details. Read more

IPhone Sale Turns Into Major Heist As Thieves Steal Electronics And Tefillin From Jewish Teen In Florida

DANIA BEACH, FLA. – A teen’s transaction with someone he met online took a dark turn, Wednesday, when the online buyer showed up with a gun. Read more

China Threatens To Cut Sales of iPhones and cars If Trump Pursues Trade War

US president-elect Donald Trump would be a “naive” fool to launch an all-out trade war against China, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has claimed. Read more