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Apple Lawyer, FBI Director Face Off In Congress On iPhone Encryption

FBI Director admits to Congress: Effort to force cooperation from Apple in iPhone data “potentially precedential” in other cases.

March 1, 2016

Exclusive: San Bernardino Victims To Oppose Apple On iPhone Encryption

Group of victims will file legal brief in support of the government’s position to force Apple to unlock terrorist’s phone.

February 21, 2016

Privacy Versus Security At Heart Of Apple Phone Decrypt Order

Apple CEO Tim Cook: “The government suggests this tool could only be used once, on one phone. But that’s simply not true.”

February 17, 2016

California Shooters’ Ex-Neighbor Charged With Supporting Terrorists

Prosecutors: Marquez told investigators he agreed to purchase the weapons because “his appearance was Caucasian,” while Syed Farook “looked Middle Eastern.”

December 18, 2015

No Evidence California Attackers Were Part Of Terrorist Cell: FBI Head

There is no evidence a married couple who killed 14 people in California this month were part of a terrorist cell, the head of the FBI said on Wednesday, confirming that investigators believe the pair were inspired but not directed by Islamic State.

December 16, 2015

No Evidence California Attackers Were Part Of Terrorist Cell: FBI Head

FBI chief: San Bernardino killers expressed support for “jihad and martyrdom” in private communications, but they never did so publicly on social media.

December 16, 2015

San Bernardino Attacker Was ‘Normal Guy’ While Practicing At Shooting Range

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been radicalized “for quite some time” and practiced shooting at a gun range days before they opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party, authorities said Monday.

December 8, 2015

Shooting Victim’s Widow Says Husband Was Targeted Over Beliefs

The widow of a man killed in last week’s rampage in San Bernardino said Monday that she believed the two shooters targeted her husband. “I know my husband discussed religion and Israel with a lot of people, including” one of the shooters, his wife said.

December 8, 2015

Lone Wolf Terrorists Continue To Confound Law Enforcement

The San Bernardino massacre, which killed 14 people, has focused new attention on “lone wolf” terrorists who plan attacks away from traditional high-profile targets without directly coordinating with others.

December 8, 2015

Did Shooters’ Dynamic As A Couple Unleash A Terror They Couldn’t Have Done Alone?

Syed Farook was Chicago-born, with Pakistani roots. He didn’t drink or smoke. He avoided TV and movies, preferring instead to tinker with old cars, work out and memorize the Quran. He had a $49,000-a-year government job as a health inspector and wanted a young wife who shared his Sunni Muslim faith.

December 8, 2015
Weapons confiscated from last Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California

Easy Access To Assault Weapons Is Still Gospel On The Right

No matter what inspired the couple, whether Islamist extremism or perceived workplace grievances, they were mimicking countless other American mass shooters who find some twisted glory in gunning down other citizens — strangers, passers-by, co-workers, moviegoers, schoolchildren. This is a peculiarly American phenomenon, a homegrown form of madness.

December 5, 2015

Tashfeen Malik Got Resident Status Via Marriage. What Does That Mean For Visas — And Syrian Refugees?

The woman who helped kill 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday arrived in the United States last year on a special visa reserved for the fiances of U.S. citizens.

December 4, 2015

California Massacre Shooter May Be Linked To Islamic State: Sources

U.S. investigators are evaluating evidence that Malik, a Pakistani native who had been living in Saudi Arabia when she married Farook, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

December 4, 2015

U.S. Authorities Look For Militant Links To Shooters In California Mass Slaying

Officials in Washington said so far there was no hard evidence of a direct connection between the shooters and any militant group abroad.

December 3, 2015