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CIA ramps investment in critical app data access
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CIA ramps investment in critical app data access

We cover the CIA’s increasing interest in accessing and interpreting app data for matters of global intelligence and security. All four of the companies disclosed have mechanisms for pulling data from platforms including Twitter.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

The war over app data: Twitter vs US law enforcement
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The war over app data: Twitter vs US law enforcement

Twitter acted in early May to restrict access by US law enforcement and security services to access its firehose of user app data. Twitter doesn’t provide this service directly, but rather through a private firm, Dataminr, in which it holds a 5% stake.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

Extracting data from iOS 9 iCloud backups
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Extracting data from iOS 9 iCloud backups

I’m proud to announce that our company, Reincubate, has scored another first: we’ve released iPhone Backup Extractor 6 with support for iOS 9 iCloud backups. Currently, even Apple don’t support accessing these.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

On the Apple Watch
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On the Apple Watch

I’ve spent some weeks now with some Apple Watch Sport models and with the classic Apple Watch. The Monday Note, as ever, managed to condense a lot of insight into their piece on the device, rounding up a number of other good articles.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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