Category: Facebook

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 22-26

Apple Making it Even Harder to Hack iPhones After last week’s recent events with Apple and the FBI, Apple engineers have started developing new security measures that will make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone. “What’s at stake here is, can the government compel Apple to write software that we believe...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 12-19

Apple takes a stand against FBI Big news this week is the announcement from Apple that the company will not comply with an FBI request to create a backdoor for unlocking iPhones. Although the FBI claims that this capability will only be used on one phone – a phone involved in the San Bernardino case...

SXSWistful

I’m sitting in a darkened theater watching a comedy show. The room seats 90 people. It’s a late show, and I only stayed out because there’s a writer from The Daily Show performing. Then the host comes out and says, “We have a very special guest with us tonight…Mr. Judd Apatow.” That’s right, the director...

Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?

In today’s SXSW Interactive panel, “Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News?” AP Social Media Editor Eric Carvin succinctly summed up a new sentiment many legacy news organizations are realizing regarding social media: “Social networks need us more than we need them.” Joined by fellow panelists Allison Lichter, social media editor of the Wall Street...