“Life in iPhone hell”


“I have an iPhone, and eventually I will have an iPhone X. Not because I like products or I thirst for innovation; it’s because all of my tech, including work and home computers, are Apple products, so why may make things more difficult than they have to be? And everyone knows that old iPhones break when the new ones drop. (I can’t prove it, but ask your friends, they’ll tell you.) So I know the iPhone X is in my future, but I can’t get excited about it.”  MORE

“FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone”


The government successfully cracked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
The government successfully cracked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

“FBI director: iPhone case could set troubling tone for activists”



“Tim Cook: If The FBI Gets What It Wants, It Will Threaten Public Safety”


“Apple updates iPhone & Mac software”






Nelson Mandela Passes


Nelson Mandela, a revered world statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died, President Jacob Zuma has announced. He was 95.

The former president battled health issues in recent years, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

In a nation healing from the scars of apartheid, Mandela became the moral compass.

His defiance of white-minority rule and his incarceration for fighting against segregation focused the world’s attention on South Africa’s apartheid system, making him a symbol of the struggle for racial equality.

In his lifetime, he was a man of complexities. He went from being considered a terrorist, to an imprisoned freedom fighter, to a unifying figure, to an elder statesman respected worldwide.

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“Texas Councilwoman calls gays ‘disgusting'”

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Councilmember Elisa Chan. (City of San Antonio)
Councilmember Elisa Chan. (City of San Antonio)

A San Antonio Councilwoman has recently come under fire for a myriad of anti-gay comments made in a secretly recorded meeting.

On May 21, Councilwoman Elisa Chan met with her staff to discuss a proposal to add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. Unbeknownst to those in attendance, James Stevens, a former aide to the councilwoman, was recording the discussion on his iPhone.

In an interview with Express, Stevens revealed, “My decision to record in the first place was that, during the staff meetings, we weren’t really discussing the ordinance itself. We were really just talking about ways to appeal to the (voting) base and to get them fired up as opposed to analyzing the ordinance.”

Stevens explained, “We spent 80 percent of that meeting talking about how disgusting homosexuality is.”

  1. Many on Twitter shared what they found to be the most shocking comments made by the Councilwoman. You can find the entire recording here.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged in federal court with use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death.

The statutory charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.

Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room.

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Do you sell things on Ebay, etc.? Are you a reseller?

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether you have the right to sell your stuff on eBay. Do you really own the smartphone or computer you’re using to read this? If you sold your books, would you be breaking the law? A federal court in New York says you would be, even if you legally paid for and bought them.

It’s unbelievable, but trademark and copyright holders are trying to use a legal loophole to take away your right to sell things that you own. The mainstream media is starting to catch on, with the Wall Street Journal just running an article headlined, “YOUR RIGHT TO RESELL YOUR OWN STUFF IS IN PERIL”. Please add your name at right to fight back.

Public interest advocates are taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and Demand Progress is joining up with a coalition of groups — including many of those that came together to kill SOPA — to support the rights of ordinary Internet users and everyday consumers.

Once again, big entertainment company lobbyists are fighting us in the courts to ensure their profits are given higher priority than consumer rights. But this time the MPAA and RIAA have the Obama administration on their side — they’ve all filed legal briefs asking the Supreme Court to restrict our right to resell the things we own..

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