Apple makes it harder for police to unlock iPhones

  1. Apple makes it harder for police to unlock iPhones  Komando
  2. iPhone Hackers May Already Have a Workaround for Cops to Crack Apple’s Newest Security Feature  Gizmodo
  3. Grayshift claims it defeated Apple’s forthcoming ‘USB Restricted Mode’ security feature  AppleInsider
  4. Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature  Motherboard
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Apple is making it harder for police to collect evidence from iPhones of suspected criminals

  1. Apple is making it harder for police to collect evidence from iPhones of suspected criminals  Chicago Tribune
  2. Comment: No, Apple isn’t trying to thwart law enforcement with iOS 12 USB restrictions  9to5Mac
  3. Apple to tighten iPhone data security by closing gap used by police to crack devices  USA TODAY
  4. Apple 2019 iPhone likely to support USB-C  Digitimes
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Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of warDiplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own. In her strongest statement yet over pressure from China, Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen blamed Beijing after Burkina Faso severed ties Thursday with Taipei. Tsai said China was showing insecurity over “more substantial developments in relations between Taiwan and the US, and other like-minded countries”.


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Beating Republicans in November will be harder than Democrats thought

  1. Beating Republicans in November will be harder than Democrats thought  CNN
  2. The Trump Rationale  National Review
  3. Democrats Have Finally Found Their Midterm Message  New York Magazine
  4. Six Things to Watch in Texas’ 2018 Runoff Election  The Texas Observer
  5. Cal Thomas: Who’s afraid of cutting a mere $15 billion from the federal budget? Republicans, apparently  Fox News
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Europe isn't US 'vassal' and should push back harder against Donald Trump over Iran, says France

Europe isn't US 'vassal' and should push back harder against Donald Trump over Iran, says FranceFrance’s finance minister says European countries should push back harder against the Trump administration over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as “vassals” to the U.S. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran accord isn’t a reason to dump decades of trans-Atlantic ties altogether. The back and forth Friday came as thousands of Iranians took to the streets in cities across the country to protest Trump’s decision. European governments are scrambling for ways to save billions of dollars in trade that could collapse because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision this week to re-impose sanctions. Trump argued that the 2015 nuclear deal, which allowed for the lifting of sanctions, wasn’t tough enough on Iran. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Europe-1 radio that Europe should not accept that the U.S. is the “world’s economic policeman.” “Do we want to be vassals who obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their trousers?” Le Maire asked. “Or do we want to say we have our economic interests, we consider we will continue to do trade with Iran?” Iranian protestors burn the U.S. flags during a gathering after their Friday prayer in Tehran, May 11 Credit: Vahid Salemi/AP Merkel took a more measured tone. “This is a serious event, we have to say that, but it is not a reason to call into question the entire trans-Atlantic partnership,” she said during an appearance Friday in the western German city of Muenster. She acknowledged that it is uncertain “to what extent we can keep this (nuclear) agreement alive if a giant economic power doesn’t join in.” The top diplomats of Iran, France, Britain and Germany are expected to meet early next week to discuss their next steps. Le Maire proposed creating a European body that would have the same kind of powers that the U.S. Justice Department has to punish foreign companies for their trade practices. As a result of the new U.S. sanctions, companies worldwide must stop doing business with Iran or risk U.S. fines or other punishment. The sanctions will not only bar U.S. companies from doing business with Iran, but they also will hurt foreign companies by prohibiting them from using American banks unless they cut links with Iran. European governments tried for months to persuade Trump to stick with the deal but failed, and now fear it will raise the risk of conflict in the region. Military tensions between Iran and Israel have already mounted, and oil prices are rising on the uncertainty. Planemakers Airbus and Boeing, oil companies and auto manufacturers like France’s Renault and Peugeot could be among companies hardest hit. Le Maire said France is pushing for exemptions for its companies, but that he has “no illusions” about a generous American response. Meanwhile, the U.S. government tried to further pinch Iran’s finances by disrupting a currency exchange network allegedly used to transfer millions of dollars to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The Treasury Department said in a statement Thursday it took joint action with the United Arab Emirates against nine Iranian individuals and entities involved in the network, and threatened sanctions against any other companies that help those nine. Thousands of Iranians protested Friday across the country. The demonstrations resembled previous aggressive but orderly gatherings typical under President Hassan Rouhani, who has tried for a rapprochement with the West. Although slogans of “Death to America” were few, many Iranians are sincerely angry over Trump’s decision and are siding with hard-liners who long have warned to be suspicious of the West. Iran said it may resume uranium enrichment in a higher rate in weeks if it finds nuclear deal will not work anymore after the U.S. pullout from the deal. 


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Trump Slams OPEC as Cartel Pushes Harder for High Oil Prices

  1. Trump Slams OPEC as Cartel Pushes Harder for High Oil Prices  Bloomberg
  2. Oil Falls After Trump Says High Crude Prices ‘Will Not Be Accepted’  Wall Street Journal
  3. Oil falls after Trump goes after OPEC in a tweet  CNBC
  4. Before the Bell: Futures seek direction as GE shifts earnings focus to industrials; Trump tweet knocks oil  The Globe and Mail
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Google Just Made It Harder to Mine Bitcoin with Chrome

  1. Google Just Made It Harder to Mine Bitcoin with Chrome  Fortune
  2. Google Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Store  Gizmodo
  3. Google Is Taking Down Chrome’s Cryptocurrency Extensions  Android Headlines
  4. Chromium Blog: Protecting users from extension cryptojacking  Chromium Blog
  5. Google Bans All Cryptomining Extensions From the Chrome Store  WIRED
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