Apple engineers would rather quit than help the FBI

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Some Apple engineers say they’d rather quit than help the government break security measures that Apple has placed on iPhones and iPads.  Inside Apple, engineers have already discussed who would and who wouldn’t build “GovtOS,”  the software the FBI has gone to court to compel the company …

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The FBI Warns That Car Hacking Is a Real Risk

It’s been eight months since a pair of security researchers proved beyond any doubt that car hacking is more than an action movie plot device when they remotely killed the transmission of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as I drove it down a St. Louis highway. Now the FBI has caught …

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BART’s Righteous Tweetstorm Reminds Us Its Problems Are Our Fault

It’s the same heart-sinking cues for thousands of Bay Area commuters when they arrive at their San Francisco public transit station, ready to go home at the end of the day. Swamped crowds. Tired faces. And the public broadcast blaring over speakers, announcing yet another Bay Area Rapid Transit system delay. On …

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Virtual reality gets real: Sony PSVR vs Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive

Sony has finally announced the pricing and availability of its much-anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. Working in conjunction with Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, the PSVR will cost $400 when it hits the market in October. That’s relatively cheap when you consider that Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC and Valve’s Vive …

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