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Yahoo has some ‘splaining to do. A judge in an appeal case for a drug trafficker recently ordered Yahoo to present a witness and provide documents explaining how the company recovers deleted emails. According to Yahoo’s policies, deleted emails are not recoverable. The appeal will decide the fate of Russell Knaggs of Yorkshire, England. In 2009 Knaggs was the ringleader for a plan to import five tons of cocaine from South America. A dealer in Colombia and one in Europe would communicate with one another through an email account “slimjim25@ymail.com”. One would write a “draft” and the other would then read it and delete it from both the “draft” and “trash” folders. Knagg’s solicitor mentioned... Read more...
We know that Apple is playing hardball with the U.S. government and law enforcement when it comes to device encryption and protecting the privacy of its customers. But that ardent defense of its users also exists after death — even when it’s a loved one that is requesting access to a deceased family member’s Apple ID password. Such is the case of 72-year-old Peggy Bush, who lost her husband to lung cancer over the summer. Bush wanted to play a card game on her husband’s iPad, but was stymied by the Apple ID password. She contacted Apple, thinking that it wouldn’t be that much of a hassle to access her late husband’s password, but it turns out that it’s quite difficult to gain access to an Apple... Read more...