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Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement’s favorite iPhone cracking method – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

A new version of iOS will block a controversial loophole that law enforcement agencies have leveraged in order to crack into locked iPhones. In an upcoming version of iOS (likely iOS 12), Apple will include a feature known as USB Restricted Mode, which limits access to a locked iPhone through its USB port. The feature […]

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Floyd Mayweather-backed Centra Tech ICO founders indicted for fraud – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

The founders of Centra Tech, a company that raised a $32 million ICO, have been indicted for wire fraud and securities fraud, charges that could lead to a minimum of five years in jail. The founders, Raymond Trapani, Sohrab Sharma, and Robert Farkas, were found guilty of trying to defraud investors with their ICO. The […]

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Chinese police foil drone-flying phone smugglers at Hong Kong border – TechCrunch

March 30, 2018

Dozens of high-tech phone smugglers have been apprehended by Chinese police, who twigged to the scheme to send refurbished iPhones into the country from Hong Kong via drone — but not the way you might think. China’s Legal Daily reported the news (and Reuters noted shortly after) following a police press conference; it’s apparently the […]

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