Today’s Tech Sightings:
Apple CEO Tim Cook said helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernandino, California mass shooters would be a “dangerous precedent.” The statement came in response to a court order demanding that Apple help the FBI break into one of the killers’ phones. But Apple is not alone as pro-encryption lawmakers and activists also weighed in against setting this precedent.
Count yourself lucky if your personal and financial records have not been touched by hackers – yet. The information stolen from millions of people worldwide is already available on the so-called Dark Web for hackers to access and use. But what really happens to that information? ZDNet carried out an interesting experiment to find out.
Virtual Reality might be getting more attention in gaming these days, but Swiss firm MindMaze hopes to change that. The startup hopes to blend virtual reality goggles with neuroscience to help stroke patients trick their brains into a speedier recovery.
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