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The AppAdvice tech week in review: Apple in the US government's crosshairs

Here are just a few of the stories that we covered during the week that was.

Apple posts customer letter in response to FBI's iPhone unlocking demand

Apple’s open letter to customers says in no uncertain terms that it is opposing FBI’s order in relation to the San Bernardino case.

Dashlane 4 takes on 1Password and LastPass with new design and features

Dashlane has just been updated to version 4 across all of the password management and secure vault app’s supported platforms.

Twitter for iOS now lets you easily and securely sign in with 1Password

If you use both iOS apps of Twitter and 1Password, you’ll be pleased to learn that the former now offers integration with the latter.

Dashlane password manager updated with 3D Touch and iOS 9 features

Dashlane’s new features bring more ease to the otherwise tedious task of repeatedly accessing account information on your iOS device.

Instagram client InstaAgent exposed as malware, pulled from App Store

A much-downloaded third-party Instagram client has just been pulled from the App Store after it was found to have behaved maliciously.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks iPad Pro, privacy and more in new interview

In a new interview with The Telegraph, Tim Cook talked about key topics including Apple’s new devices and commitment to privacy.

The Weekly Echo: Smarter security for the Internet of Things

This week, let's look at how you can lock down your Internet of Things devices and make them more secure.

More than 1,500 apps suffer from a major security vulnerability

The flaw makes it easier for hackers to steal personal information under certain circumstances.

The CIA wants to get into your iPhone

According to a recent Snowden leak, the CIA has been working for years to break the encryption in the iPhone and iPad.

Apple enables two-factor authentication for FaceTime and iMessage

The optional measure helps protect your personal information from hackers.

You really shouldn't be using one of these passwords for your online accounts

SplashData has just published its annual list of the 25 most hacked passwords of 2014.

Snapchat's settlement with FTC over deceitful privacy practices gains final approval

The FTC has announced that it has finalized a settlement with Snapchat.

Lawsuits filed against Apple over retail store employee bag checks dismissed by judge

The ruling is largely based on a recent Supreme Court decision in a similar case involving Amazon.

Apple releases OS X security update to address critical Network Time Protocol issue

Apple has just released a critical security update for OS X users.

PayPal for iOS now lets you save your gift cards and log in using your Security Key

PayPal has just updated its iOS app with a couple of features aimed at further enhancing the app’s convenience and security.

Intel acquires 1Password competitor PasswordBox for its Security Group

The acquisition effectively hires all of PasswordBox’s 48 employees into the Intel Security Group.

'WireLurker' Mac and iOS malware site and perpetrators brought to justice in China

These developments were announced on Friday in a statement by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security.

Apple responds to recently publicized 'Masque Attack' malware app issue

Apple has issued a statement regarding the recently publicized "Masque Attack" security flaw.

Updated: New 'WireLurker' malware found to infect Mac and iOS devices in China

A new malware campaign said to be “the biggest in scale” in its targeting of Mac and iOS users has just been uncovered.

Tim Cook goes to China to discuss security, 'strengthening cooperation'

Mr. Cook goes to China to give them an earful after alleged iCloud attack.

Apple unveils a browser security guide after reports of hacking in China

Apple says its own servers have not been compromised.