Good morning, Austin.
As we recover from the sensory overload that was SXSW Interactive, here are some of the stories creating buzz around the tech world this morning"
The Apple-vs.-the-federal-government encryption battle continues. In the latest twist, Apple disputes claims by federal officials that Apple made “special accommodations” to the Chinese government. If the tech giant did that, it would hurt Apple's argument against making security changes at the request of governments. Apple insisted the feds have it wrong. "Apple has never built a back door of any kind into iOS, or otherwise made data stored on the iPhone or in iCloud more technically accessible to any country’s government,” the company says in a court filing. You can read more at Re/Code.
Apple product rumors
While we're talking Apple, let's tap into the always fun speculation about what the tech giant's next product announcement will be. The folks at CNet have some thoughts on this.
Is there a way to build a messaging platform that works for children under the age of 10? It's an interesting idea, and tech startup Toymail is working on doing just that. Tech Crunch has a piece that updates their progress.
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