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Apple Falls In Line: Offers Bounties Up To $200K For iOS, iCloud

In-brief: Apple announced on Thursday that a new bug bounty program would pay researchers up to $200,000 for information on flaws in its iOS mobile operating system and iCloud service, joining the ranks of technology firms that offer cash for information on software vulnerabilities. 

Google: Lessons of Android Shape IoT Vision

In-brief: A prominent Googler says the company is committed to keeping the Android operating system open source, but wouldn’t mind the security benefits that come with Apple’s closed iOS ecosystem, either!

Battle Brews: Apple Refuses Court Order To Help FBI Hack iPhone

In-brief: In a letter to customers, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is resisting a court order for it to help the FBI break data security protections on its iPhone, citing a threat to civil liberties. 

With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

Firm: Two iOS Exploits Could Qualify for $1 Million Bounty

In-brief: One team qualified for the $1 million bounty for a working, remote exploit or jailbreak for devices running Apples iOS 9 operating system, according to the security firm Zerodium. A second may also qualify for at least a partial bounty. However, Apple may only be informed of the holes at a later date.