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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A protestor holds up an iPhone that reads, 'No Entry' outside of an Apple store in New York City on February 23, 2016.

    One thing you learn from hanging around cybersecurity professionals: Tech and law enforcement are closer than most people realize.

  • Security leaders weigh in on the Apple/FBI debate

    Security experts explain why Apple vs. the FBI is a hot topic at the RSA Conference this year.

  • Rep. Chaffetz: Privacy's 'dangerous precedent'

    We have to be very careful here, says Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-Utah), sharing his thoughts on privacy ahead of testimony by FBI Director Comey and Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell today on Capitol Hill.

  • Finding privacy's middle ground

    Bradley Tusk, Tusk Ventures CEO, weighs in on the delicate balancing act between protecting privacy and providing security.

  • Apple gains legal victory

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports a New York federal judge says the government can't make Apple unlock a drug dealer's iPhone, and takes a look at the implications for Apple's fight against the FBI.

  • Apple scores big win in court

    A New York federal judge says the government can't make Apple unlock a drug dealer's iPhone. CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at the ruling and its likely impact on Apple versus the FBI case.

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