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Daily Update for February 18, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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Apple leads the charge on transparency while Verizon, Sprint, and Comcast lag behind

"NSA" is the hot topic on the tip of everyone's tongue these days, so it's become increasingly important for the big names in tech to have a clear disclosure policy on government requests for user account information. On January 27th, the U.S. Justice Department decided that tech's big dogs could ...

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Daily Update for December 31, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top ...

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Apple officially denies helping NSA spy on iPhone users

Ever since the revelations this past year regarding the NSA's domestic spying program, tech companies -- including Apple -- have been facing increased scrutiny about exactly how much access they've provided the US government to users' devices. On Sunday, German news site Der Spiegel published an in-...

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News Roundup for December 31

Happy New Year's Eve! Before you succumb to revelry, have a look at the last Apple news update of 2013. Mac Pro teardown reveals a highly repairable machine. Apple's latest piece of desk jewelry is easy to work with... and on. iFixit has given it an 8/10 for repairability. The NSA has reportedly h...

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Apple, others call for government surveillance reform

Apple, along with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have published an open letter calling for US government surveillance reform. The letter is addressed to President Barack Obama and the US Congress and comes in response to the NSA's PRISM surveillance program that came...

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Apple: No, we can't read your iMessages

Just yesterday, we reported on the claims of security firm QuarksLab that Apple could read iMessage communications, despite the company's statement to the contrary back in June when the NSA Prism program first came to light. Well, Apple has jumped right on those claims -- with a vengeance. The Qu...

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Apple joins other tech firms in asking for more NSA transparency

AllThingsD has obtained a copy of a letter being sent by Apple and a collection of 62 other technology companies, investors and civil liberties groups to the US government demanding more transparency in US surveillance efforts. According to ATD, the letter will: ...call upon President Obama and ...

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PRISM got you worried? Seecrypt app promises secure calls and texts

Want to hide your data from the prying eyes of the US government and its information-gathering program PRISM? A team of South African developers may have an encrypted-communications solution for iOS that'll let you call and text in complete privacy. As noticed by the Daily Caller, the Seecrypt gr...

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Congressional record states the iPad is "wonderful"

In giving testimony at a Congressional hearing as to whether he will lead the U.S. Cyber Command, Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander, current Director of the NSA, mentioned that he owned an iPad. Is that relevant to his his future role of defending America from cyber terrorists? Nope. But how coo...

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Secure your Mac: Do as the Federales do

More security notes from the underground TUAW vault. Up until Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, you could see your tax dollars at work very readily, as the National Security Agency published OS-specific guidelines for hardening your OS X installation -- mostly commonsense items like "use strong passwords" and "...

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