Our Best Weekend Reads
Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
Surveillance Is a Tech Problem, but It Requires a Policy Solution
Apple’s former security chief explains why he took a job with the ACLU.
Europe Says Apple Owes More than $14 Billion in Unpaid Taxes
European authorities allege Apple paid less than 1 percent on some of its profits.
Apple Will Pay Hackers for Security Vulnerabilities
The tech giant to offer up to $200,000 for developers who find flaws in its mobile operating system.
Microsoft Wins Closely Watched Email Privacy Case Over Feds
Federal agents can't get access to emails stored overseas, court rules.
FBI Confirms it Won’t Reveal iPhone Exploit to Apple
The bureau says it has too little information about the exploit used to hack the San Bernardino gunman's device.
Comey: FBI Becoming ‘Prolific Hacker’ Won’t End Encryption Crisis
James Comey says the FBI "paid a ton of dough" for the San Bernardino exploit, but that it doesn't work for other devices.
FBI Paid at Least $1.3 Million to Break Into Apple iPhone
Bureau chief Jim Comey said the exploit cost more than he will make during the remainder of his tenure.
FBI Tech Boss: Govt. Hacking Won’t Solve Encryption Crisis
Amy Hess, the FBI’s executive assistant director for science and technology, says the bureau lacks the chops to consistently hack devices.
DOJ Reopens Fight With Apple Over iPhone Access
The Justice Department wants access to the iPhone 5s belonging to a methamphetamine dealer.
Round One Goes to the FBI, But the Crypto War Isn’t Over
Washington found a way of hacking a terrorist's iPhone without going to court with Apple, but the battle over encryption is only getting started.
FBI Hacks Terrorist’s iPhone, Defusing Standoff With Apple
The U.S. Justice Department has successfully hacked into an iPhone at the center of a heated legal battle with Apple.
Meet the Woman Leading Europe’s War Against Google, Gazprom, and Apple
Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust czar, is going after some of the world’s biggest companies — and trying to redefine the 21st-century economy.
These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries
Going stateless to maximize profits, multinational companies are vying with governments for global power. Who is winning?
SecDef to Silicon Valley: Can’t We Just be Friends?
Ash Carter preaches cooperation but has no solution on how to solve the government’s encryption fight with Apple.
In Silicon Valley, Sparks Fly Over Apple Battle
The RSA Conference begins on a sour note as Washington clashes with the tech community over encryption.
Washington Has a Very Washington-Like Solution for the Apple-FBI Crypto War
A new legislative proposal wants to create a commission to study proposals to balance national security and privacy.
FBI and Apple Ratchet Up Their War of Words
Tim Cook and James Comey issue dueling statements over a high-profile fight about whether Apple should be forced to help the FBI in a terror case.