Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations

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FBI says a criminal gang used a drone swarm to obstruct an FBI hostage raid last fall and drone usage grows for countersurveillance of law enforcement agents (Patrick Tucker/Defense One)

Patrick Tucker / Defense One: FBI says a criminal gang used a drone swarm to obstruct an FBI hostage raid last fall and drone usage

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Cryptographer’s doubts about Ozzie’s CLEAR key-escrow system: securing private keys at OEMs and disabling a phone once law enforcement accesses it are hard (Matthew Green/A Few Thoughts …)

Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: Cryptographer’s doubts about Ozzie’s CLEAR key-escrow system: securing private keys at OEMs and disabling a phone

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YouTube releases its first community guidelines enforcement report: 8M+ videos removed in Q4 2017, with 6.7M first flagged by machines (YouTube Blog)

YouTube Blog: YouTube releases its first community guidelines enforcement report: 8M+ videos removed in Q4 2017, with 6.7M first flagged by machines  —  In December

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Profile of data mining company Palantir, cofounded by Peter Thiel, which works with government agencies and law enforcement to help track US citizens (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Profile of data mining company Palantir, cofounded by Peter Thiel, which works with government agencies and law enforcement to help track US citizens  — 

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