Why the lowest-priced iPhone has the U.S. in a tizzy

CBS Sci-Tech - Sun, 02/21/2016 - 1:49am
CNET breaks down what's at stake in the battle between Apple and the FBI over an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters
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Long Island police overloaded by license plate scanner data

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:42pm
The plates on every vehicle that drives into Freeport are scanned to check for crimes -- but police are getting more than they expected
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​Apple: Investigators ruined best way to access terrorist data

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:02pm
Apple execs say backup feature might have given FBI a way to access data from San Bernardino killer's iPhone, but password change prohibited that
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London brewery turns bread into beer to tackle food waste

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 2:59pm
Each bottle of Toast Ale beer contains a slice of unused bread collected from sandwich shop kitchens
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Virgin Galactic gets back in the space race

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 2:20pm
Over a year after a deadly test flight, new spaceship could bring the company one step closer to sending ordinary citizens to space
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Oregon man pleads guilty to "phishing" celebrity nude photos

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:43pm
Prosecutors say Andrew Helton's "phishing" scheme involved sending victims emails they thought were from Apple or Google.
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Encrypted iPhone battle extends beyond Calif. attack

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:25pm
The NYPD says Apple could develop a tool to break into the phone and then destroy it; but Apple says that wouldn't resolve the issue
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U.S. fires back at Apple over San Bernardino iPhone

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 7:15pm
Latest court filing escalates a public relations war of words over unlocking a terrorist's phone
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​Almanac: The burglar alarm

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 5:40pm
On February 21, 1858, Edwin Holmes of Boston installed the very first electrical device to warn of intruders
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A new claim for the title of fastest wireless carrier

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 5:38pm
A few weeks after T-Mobile came out on top, another ranking comes up with different results
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NYPD's John Miller: San Bernardino victims were Apple customers too

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:40pm
Miller slams CEO Tim Cook for his open letter, declining to help the FBI hack into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers
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January temperatures break another record

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:02pm
Despite U.S. cold snap, Earth sets 9th straight monthly heat record
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World's best nature photos

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 2:42pm
The winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest
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Yahoo committee to review "strategic alternatives"

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 1:35pm
Company cut 15 percent of its staff earlier this month with investors pushing for a sale of Yahoo's core Internet operations
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​Tech's big guns back up Apple in encryption battle

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:04pm
Google, Facebook and Twitter are throwing their support to Tim Cook's refusal to help the U.S. crack iPhone security
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Feds: Apple has unlocked iPhones "many times" before

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:49pm
Court documents reveal that Apple has helped the government get access to iPhones in the past; why not now?
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"Godzilla" El Niño enters a new phase

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 7:31pm
Latest report on this winter's powerful El Niño suggests we'll be seeing some changes soon
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Neanderthals, humans may have longer mating history

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:52pm
New research shows interbreeding may have started much earlier and in a different part of the world than scientists thought
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Download and 3D-print real fossils for free

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:43pm
Hundreds of fossils are available in an online database
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Dangerous escalation in ransomware attacks

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 5:18pm
The cyberattack that held a Los Angeles hospital's computers hostage shows hackers have "upped the ante"
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