Law Privacy


  • FBI unlocks iPhone

    The high-profile legal battle between Apple and the U.S. government is officially over after the FBI managed to unlock the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist without the tech giant's help, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Hulk Hogan tape issue never about the sex: Gawker CEO

    Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the Hulk Hogan case.

  • FBI to car owners: Watch out for hackers

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan and Fosterly Founder Adam Zuckerman discuss concerns that car technology can be hacked.

  • Apple's next big product launch

    Collin Gillis, BGC Financial, and Edmund Lee, Re/code managing editor, discuss Apple's fight with the FBI, and weigh in on the stock's recent gains as the company readies to debut its latest product slated for Monday.

  • Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service could begin encrypting voice calls amid the debate on whether Apple should help unlock an iPhone for the FBI.

  • WhatsApp enters encryption debate

    Facebook's WhatsApp could be encrypting voice calls made through the social network, according to recent reports.

  • Apple controversy in focus

    I honestly side with the government to a great extent, says Alan Patricof, Greycroft founder, sharing his thoughts on Apple's encryption fight with the government.

  • Justice Department fights Apple

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the Department of Justice is pushing back against Apple in the fight to unlock the iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooters but Apple is not backing down.

  • Can DOJ force Apple to unlock iPhone?

    It looks like both sides have dug in their heels now, says former CIA Director James Woolsey, discussing Apple's federal case with the Department of Justice.

  • Apple fights back

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Apple and the government take swipes at each other in the iPhone case as the war of words escalates between the tech giant ant the Justice Department.

  • DOJ calls Apple's iPhone argument 'corrosive'

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports the Justice Department is fighting back against Apple in its attempts to get the tech giant to unlock the iPhone suspected in the San Bernardino attack.

  • Cisco CFO: Encryption protection needed

    Kelly Kramer, Cisco CFO, shares insight to Cisco's position to protect backdoors in the ongoing privacy versus security controversy. And Kramer weighs in on Cisco's earnings, growth in China, and providing dividends to shareholders. I think our stock is undervalued, says Kramer.

  • CFOs split on Apple vs. FBI: Survey

    Results from CNBC's CFO Council Survey show 69 percent of respondents agree corporations have a responsibility to fight terrorism; however 85 percent believe they have a responsibility to protect customer data and keep it private.

  • Mac users hit by Ransomware

    Hackers have gotten into some Mc OS X users' computers and held their data at ransom. Here's what users can do to protect themselves.

  • Tech firms unite behind Apple

    Re/code Executive Editor Kara Swisher discusses tech companies' stance on Apple's refusal to hack into an iPhone for an FBI investigation.

  • Apple logo

    The support for Apple from tech companies underscores how high the stakes are for the industry. The New York Times reports.

  • No more encryption for Amazon Fire?

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan and Fosterly Founder Adam Zuckerman discuss reports that Amazon no longer supports encryption on its Fire devices.

  • A Facebook executive was arrested after the company failed to provide WhatsApp user data for a drug investigation

  • WhatsApp user data requested in Brazil

    CNBC's Dominic Chu and Dynalink CEO Larry Fishelson discuss Facebook's failure to provide WhatsApp data to drug trafficking investigators in Brazil.

  • The 50- page opinion he issued Monday, denying the Justice Department's application for an order under the All Writs Act to compel Apple to help the government unlock the phone of a convicted drug dealer, will not end the California federal-court showdown between Apple and the Justice Department over an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.