Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more […]

No, Reuters, Markets Didn’t “Brush Off” Anti-Euro Votes; Markets Applauded Them

According to Reuters: “Bonds, stocks brush off Eurosceptic election gains.”  Italian assets surged and German shares hit all-time highs on Monday as solid election showings by pro-European forces in both countries provided an antidote to Eurosceptic gains in France, the UK and Greece. Though nationalists scored stunning victories in a number of weekend votes, Italy’s pro-European Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democratic Party was on course for a resounding win over the anti-establishment Read more […]