Google CEO's Twitter Post Back's Apple's Resistance to Court Order

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2016-02-19 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAILY VIDEO: Google CEO comments on Apple FBI case; Toshiba launches new 1TB solid-state drive for Laptops; Intel to bring heavy dose of IoT offerings to Embedded World; and there's more.

 
French Regulators Says Microsoft Collects Too Much User Data

DAILY VIDEO: French regulators accuse Microsoft of improper data use; Samsung denies Galaxy S7 Active...

Oracle Distributes Largest-Ever List of Software Security Patches

DAILY VIDEO: Oracle issues its largest patch update ever; Why BlackBerry CEO Chen doesn't worry about...

Government Requests for Google User Data Continue to Rise

DAILY VIDEO: Google sees government requests for user data growing; Google tries to charm European...

Softbank to Acquire Chip Designer ARM in $32.2 Billion All-Cash Deal

DAILY VIDEO: Softbank deal to buy ARM aimed at bolstering its IoT reach; the hacking of Ubuntu Linux...

Microsoft Releases Azure SQL Data Warehouse for the Cloud

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft's Azure SQL data warehouse opens its doors to big data; IBM delivers secure...

Court Overturns Ruling Ordering Microsoft to Give DOJ Access to Email

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft wins appeal in Ireland email case; EU lobs new set of antitrust charges at...

Microsoft Power BI Embedded Now Fully Available

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft makes Power BI Embedded generally available; IBM joins Microsoft's Surface...

Samsung Galaxy Active S7 Fails Consumer Reports Water-Resistance Tests

DAILY VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S7 Active smartphone flunks water tests; Salesforce testing Shield...

HPE Weighs Selling Software Assets: Report

DAILY VIDEO: HPE is reportedly considering selling software units; Qualcomm adds to its mobile chip...

Facebook Deploying Encrypted, Self-Destructing Messages

DAILY VIDEO: Facebook tests 'secret conversations,' self-destructing messages; Apple releases iOS 10...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Today's topics include Google CEO Sundar Pichai's reaction to Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the suspects in the San Bernadino, Calif. mass shooting, Toshiba's new 1 terabyte solid-state drive for laptops, Intel's latest Internet of things products, and Dell's hyperscale-style infrastructure for online carriers.

Tim Cook took a bold public step on Wednesday by announcing that his company will not comply with a federal court order demanding the company help the FBI to unlock the iPhone of one of suspects in the killing of 14 people in San Bernardino Calif. on Dec. 2.

Now, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is offering his thoughts. On Wednesday, Pichai tweeted that Cook's public comments are important and user privacy could be compromised if companies are forced to enable hacking.

Pichai added that he looks forward to thoughtful and open conversation on the issue, which will have a profound impact on technology companies and cell phone owners alike.

Toshiba had two big stories this week. On Tuesday, Toshiba's U.S.-based storage division launched a 1TB solid-state drive for end-user devices.

Then on Wednesday, the same division announced that Dell will be the first original equipment manufacturer to use a second new SSD inside its enterprise servers.

The drives are designed specifically for commercial notebooks and desktop PCs as well as consumer upgrades and high-end notebook applications.

The upcoming Embedded World 2016 show will feature a broad array of hardware and software from Intel, all focused on making it easier for developers to create new products for the Internet of things.

The chip maker will roll out new developer kits, software tools and modules aimed at reducing the complexity of creating Internet of things devices and services while also cutting the time it takes to bring them to market.

Dell is preparing to unveil a new and highly flexible rack-level infrastructure offering. It's designed to help carriers and cloud service providers address the changing demands accompanying the rapid growth of data and emerging trends like the Internet of things as well as 5G networking.

Dell plans to introduce the DSS 9000 at the 2016 Mobile World Congress later this month. The DSS 9000 is influenced by hyperscale system designs used by Web-scale vendors like Google and Facebook, but it will be marketed to service providers and carriers.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel