Decrypted: Google finds a devastating iPhone security flaw, FireEye hack sends alarm bells ringing

Decrypted: Google finds a devastating iPhone security flaw, FireEye hack sends alarm bells ringing
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In case you missed it: A ransomware attack saw patient data stolen from one of the largest U.S. fertility networks; the Supreme Court began hearing a case that may change how millions of Americans use computers and the internet; and lawmakers in Massachusetts have voted to ban police from using facial recognition across the state.

In this week’s Decrypted, we’re deep-diving into two stories beyond the headlines, including why the breach at cybersecurity giant FireEye has the cybersecurity industry in shock.

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