Related News: Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Washington Post published an article titled Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants.

The key is the encryption that Apple mobile devices automatically put in place when a user selects a passcode, making it difficult for anyone who lacks that passcode to access the information within, including photos, e-mails and recordings. Apple once maintained the ability to unlock some content on devices for legally binding police requests but will no longer do so for iOS 8, it said in the new privacy policy.

“Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” Apple said on its Web site. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.”

Source: Washington Post

Related News: Drivers warned over smartwatch use in cars

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The BBC published an article titled Drivers warned over smartwatch use in cars.

Motorists are being warned about the dangers of using a smartwatch while driving.

Accidents caused by drivers distracted by the devices would result in severe penalties, a Department for Transport (DfT) spokesman said.

“If records show you were texting from said watch,” the spokesman said, “you’ve given police enough material to be able to charge you.”

He added: “We are considering a number of further options to deter drivers.”

Source: BBC

Related News: Facebook — for rich people (for just $9,000)

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Facebook — for rich people (for just $9,000).

“I saw a need for an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash — an environment where people could share similar likes and experiences,” he said.

The hefty initiation fee, he said, “ensures that our membership remains exclusive, but also private.”

Source: CNN

Related News: LinkedIn Feature Exposes Email Addresses

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Krebs on Security published an article titled LinkedIn Feature Exposes Email Addresses.

LinkedIn’s entire social fabric begins to unravel if any user can directly connect to any other user, regardless of whether or how their social or professional circles overlap. Unfortunately for LinkedIn (and its users who wish to have their email addresses kept private), this is the exact risk introduced by the company’s built-in efforts to expand the social network’s user base.

According to researchers at the Seattle, Wash.-based firm Rhino Security Labs, at the crux of the issue is LinkedIn’s penchant for making sure you’re as connected as you possibly can be. When you sign up for a new account, for example, the service asks if you’d like to check your contacts lists at other online services (such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.). The service does this so that you can connect with any email contacts that are already on LinkedIn, and so that LinkedIn can send invitations to your contacts who aren’t already users.

Source: Krebs on Security

Related News: Two guilty over match.com dating site scam

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The BBC published an article titled Two guilty over match.com dating site scam.

Two men have been convicted for their roles in a scam to con 12 women out of nearly £250,000 via a dating website.

Winchester Crown Court heard the fictional “James Richards” told women using match.com he needed money to release a £100m inheritance in India.

One victim handed over £174,000.

Peter Monty Emu, 28, of Portsmouth, and Adewunmi Nusi, 27, of Hermitage, Berkshire, were convicted of money laundering. Chukwuka Ugwu, 28, and Emmanuel Oko admitted the same charge.

Source: BBC

Related News: Teens take note, woman charged with homicide after Facebook while driving

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Teens take note, woman charged with homicide after Facebook while driving.

Abby Sletten, 20, faces a charge of negligent homicide in the death of a great-grandmother in North Dakota, according to CNN.com.

Sletten was traveling at 85 mph while surfing Facebook when she rear-ended an SUV according to the report.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Teachers texting students through a safe app

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Teachers texting students through a safe app.

“I really like the app. It goes out about 6:00 in the evening when everyone is home from practice and everyone is home from work and getting started with their evening activities and then they get the text about homework. Given all the boundary situations, it is good safe way to do things,” said Lisa Crownover, a teacher at Wetumpka High School who also uses the app.

After so many alleged inappropriate relationships, the app serves as a safe haven and eliminates any excuse for a teacher or student to personally contact each other. It conceals phone numbers and those receiving the texts can’t even respond.

Source: WSFA

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