Apple makes key hire in effort to block government phone snooping
After Apple refused to create a back door to its iPhone security protocols, despite Obama FBI demands, the US government set itself to finding ways to break those security protocols. Apple is striking back by strengthening the iPhone, and hiring experts in the field to do it.
How Apple won a round against the Obama Justice Department
The Obama Justice Department started with the “easy” case: demanding Apple back door its operating system to investigate a terrorist. But now they’ve expanded that with a dozen more cases, revealing that this is actually just the Barack Obama / James Comey push against privacy through strong encryption. But today Apple won a round in court. Here’s how.
Here’s what the Obama DoJ is asking of Apple, and why it’s terrible.
There’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding going on with respect to the current dispute between the Obama Justice department, and Apple, with respect to the San Bernardino terrorist phone that the government wants to unlock. Permit me to explain what’s really going on here, with a minimum of math and science, and why this is terrible, All Writs Act or no.
Obama administration orders Apple to ignore the laws of math [UPDATED]
US Attorney Eileen M. Decker (LA Democrat appointed by Barack Obama) yesterday filed a application to order Apple to overturn the laws of mathematics. If a Republican did this, of course, we’d never hear the end about how she was an anti-Science™ dummy. But, a Democrat did it…. so crickets.
Sen. Tom Cotton vs. Apple CEO Tim Cook on encryption.
Sen. Tom Cotton and Apple CEO Tim Cook both have informed opinions on encryption.
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Apple submits to Chinese state censorship.
I guess that it doesn’t matter if information wants to be free, or not. If your major source for manufacturing iPads has an issue, then that’s the end of the matter.
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Tech at Night: Lying down with dogs and getting fleas edition
I know, it’s not Monday, but Monday was Labor day so we’re doing it Tuesday. Besides, I’ve only done one a week lately anyway, so does it really matter? Time and again we see people going on the Internet and dealing with shady folks, seeking to profit, only to find out those shady folks operated in shady ways, and hurt them instead! Ha.
Apple, Inc. Still Promoting Left-Wing Propaganda With Its News App
I mentioned last week that Apple’s new News app on iOS 9.0 is promoting a bunch of leftwing sources. I refused to subscribe to any of them. Nonetheless, this morning I opened the News app and was confronted with the top story. It was from Vox, the leftwing playground that “explains” the news to make liberals feel secure. I never subscribed to Vox and beyond | Read More »
Apple, Inc. Has Little Interest in Conservative News Voices
I knew this was going to happen. I wrote about it a few weeks ago. It was my impression that Apple, in preparing a news service, would set it up in such a way as to make right-wing and orthodox Christian voices disappear. Sure enough. I just set up Apple News on my iPad. Here is the start screen. So we have the left-wing New | Read More »
It’s time for Tim Cook and Apple to stand up for homosexual rights in China
Tim Cook has become a vocal activist in recent years, taking his role in charge of Apple and using to promote his personal point of view on issues. He’s using that role to attack the state of Indiana for a political decision he disagreed with. However Indiana (population 6.5 million) is small potatoes. The fact that they don’t have a law specifically banning discrimination against | Read More »
Apple’s Tim Cook is dangerous and a flaming hypocrite
Ordinarily I wouldn’t concern myself with what some billionaire far-left oligarch thinks. Usually, they don’t think about much beyond making money and having millions of people they neither know or respect suck up to them. Apple’s Steve Jobs made a career of this type of self-important asshattery. His successor, Tim Cook is no different. Weighing in on the Indiana RFRA law signed by Governor Mike | Read More »
Big February Jobs Report and Apple is Added to the Dow
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the February jobs report, the story told by the raw numbers and Apple replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Hillary Clinton STARTED OFF as the villain. How does she plan to become the hero?
If Hillary Clinton wants to run with Obama and not against him, she will have to run against herself.
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A Lot of You Would Be Angry Were It the Opposite
Apple has broken off a relationship with a lobbyist in Alabama because the lobbyist opposes gay marriage. The lobbyist, former state representative Jay Love, had been lobbying Alabama on behalf of Apple. But no more. Full disclosure: I own a lot of Apple stock and do my best to deprive non-Apple technology into my home. Apple has every right to do business with whom it | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Government should not be allowed to make us less secure
Barack Obama’s FBI director, James Comey, was previously featured in this space for his declaration that he’s troubled, that Americans would be able to take proactive measures to encrypt their own data, in ways the FBI couldn’t read at will. He tried to intimidate and bully Apple and Google into avoiding adding effective cryptography to iOS and Android. This is important because it’s only effective | Read More »