From Texas Standard:

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that some say has the potential to be the most important privacy case of the century. It started with a smartphone and a string of robberies in the Midwest.

Despite having almost no part in the country's mobile phone market, Apple is the talk of Spain this week. The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile technology exhibition and is in Barcelona this year. According to Victor Coccia from San Antonio-Based Vysk Communications, the FBI entreaties with Apple are all anyone is talking about. 

From Texas Standard:

France is in its second day of bombing ISIS targets after last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The country is targeting the group’s stronghold in Raqqua. Tuesday, Russia declared a downed passenger jet in Egypt the work of ISIS, due to what Vladimir Putin said was a homegrown bomb. The Russian government issued a $50 million reward for more information on who's behind the attack, and launched cruise missile strikes on the Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Idlib.

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently the world's most valuable company has been emphasizing another feature: privacy. That's no small matter when many users store important private data on those devices: account numbers, personal messages, photos.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about how the company protects its customers' data, and how it uses — or doesn't use — that information.

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Last May, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google had to take down links to data about people, including public records, that it deemed irrelevant or out of date.