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Does Apple install suicide prevention nets at their Chinese factories?

Foxconn did indeed install "suicide nets". And they worked. It's a well known fact that many people wanting to commit suicide are not thinking straight and can be stopped if anything interferes with ...
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Does Apple have more cash reserves than the U.S. government?

I'm afraid the US government and AAPL are very different things. Apple does not have its own currency, nor powers to raise taxes, so its capacity to effect change on its environment is largely ...
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Did the FBI not require assistance from Apple to unlock the San Bernadino terrorist's phone?

There was a discussion at security stackexchange about this issue. The top rated answer says: Yes, it is possible. However, that runs the risk of destroying the device without getting the data ...
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Did a criminal call smartphone encryption a "gift from God"?

Here is a more detailed excerpt, including the quote from the alleged recording, from New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's written testimony at the Senate committee hearing: Recently, ...
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Did the FBI not require assistance from Apple to unlock the San Bernadino terrorist's phone?

The answer is yes, there are alternative means for gaining access to the Apple Iphone 5c device running on IOS9 that exist which might not require the manufacturer's assistance which is agreed by ...
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Is there a text string that crashes iPhones?

There has been a new iOS bug lets anyone crash your iPhone with a text message; theguardian.com reported on May 27, 2015: A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply ...
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Did Steve Jobs steal the die for the Apple II case from a vendor?

I realize this is an old question, but on the off-chance you haven't already found it, the interview in question appeared in the March 8, 1982 issue of InfoWorld. You can read the whole thing here: ...
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Did the FBI not require assistance from Apple to unlock the San Bernadino terrorist's phone?

Probably There is little disagreement that AES-256 cannot be cracked (it's still the US Gov't standard for encrypting Top Secret documents) or that the cryptographic key (UID key) cannot be ...
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