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Apple gathers support in FBI dispute

telecom | 03/04/2016 9:14 pm EST

Major tech companies have filed documents with the U.S. courts in support of Apple Inc.'s position against creating a workaround for investigators to access encrypted information on an iPhone connected with the Dec. 2 attack in San Bernadino, Calif. "The government's demand here, at its core, is unbound by any legal limits," said the brief filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court by a coalition of companies including eBay Inc., Kickstarter Inc., Reddit Inc., Twitter Inc. and Airbnb Inc. Apple is appealing a court order from the FBI to create a new version of its iPhone...

Kickstarter to launch in Canada this summer

telecom | 06/27/2013 7:29 pm EDT

Kickstarter Inc. will begin offering its crowdfunding services in Canada sometime this summer, the company said Thursday on its official Twitter feed. “People in Canada will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter this summer!” the post said. Based out of New York, Kickstarter has become a popular source of funding for American technology startups, but has not yet made its services available in Canada. The company did not provide any additional information about the launch on Thursday, directing readers to a new website at kickerstarter.com/Canada to sign up for email alerts about when the service will be available. The Wire Report reported in April that proposed changes to Ontario’s securities rules could encourage more use of crowdfunding among Canada's...