Apple got good news from New York courts Monday, faced Congress on Tuesday, got widespread tech support Wednesday. Then there's the #cyperpathogen.
In a New York case involving illicit drugs, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled that Apple does not have to unlock an iPhone on demand from the U.S. government. Orenstein is "the first federal judge to rule that the [All Writs] act does not permit a court to order companies to pull encrypted data off a customer’s phone or tablet." Orenstein's ruling makes for great reading if you side with Apple in this privacy battle. The judge was disdainful of the government's arguments; seven times he used the word absurd or a variant to describe the government's claims. A federal judge just shot the @FBI's war on internet security through the heart. Simply devastating. #AppleVsFBI https://t.co/ebb0e12ghu — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 1, 2016 One example of the absurdity that Orenstein called out: the government argued that the All Writs act would authorize their request even if Congress had reached a unanimous conclusion not…continue reading →
Apple’s holiday ad via @gruber : https://t.co/ke7SqHKv9J #nicelyDone #promoForVideoRotateTools — Kathy E Gill (@kegill) December 17, 2013I almost added #kleenex to that tweet. I probably should have. Without revealing the plot twist in the 90-second clip, I'll simply say that I thought it was an effective reframing that makes the title, "Misunderstood," resonate. …continue reading →