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...not even for moderators in the new woke climate. Sad how the climate changed..
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"In a press conference on Tuesday, special agent Chris Combs said that investigations into the motives and actions of the gunman was ongoing, but that his mobe was a closed book to them."
So, they say they NEED full, unrestricted access to ALL cell phones to catch criminals, and they make out that they're at least somewhat helpless until they have that...
Either, that's complete rubbish, OR, the FBI is rubbish...
His "criminal record...should have prevented those purchases."
BUT: "the Air Force also acknowledged it inexplicably failed to enter his conviction into a government database that all licensed firearms dealers are required to use to screen prospective gun buyers for their criminal history.
Federal law prohibits anyone from selling a gun to someone who has been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence against a spouse or child."
SO, he SHOULDN'T have been able to buy a gun, but the system FAILED the people...
Your point remains: what this has to do with his cell phone, surely no one will explain to us.
...Mac users tipping wine over their keyboards and unplugging their modems...
...Windows 2000/XP users mistaking the networking connection icon in the system tray for the internet connection icon (as they were identical), and failing to notice that the network connection would present the option to "disable," instead of the "disconnect" option of the internet connection...
...handling support calls forwarded to me through not one, but two call centres, and having to figure out for myself that "that does not mean what they think it means"...
...the HP support line insisting that a software upgrade would miraculously fix faulty hardware...
"thoughts and pronouncements are coming from people who have considered the topic in depth before speaking, rather than relying on their instant prejudices, insecurities, and self-importance."
I highly doubt people so driven by money will be immune from aligning themselves with a popular agenda for personal or financial reasons...
"their hearts are in the right place"
Their hearts may be in the right place...now. The issue isn't just now. Data is being collected and stored into perpetuity. And given the way they act above not just the law, but the constitution of the US, what will that mean for US citizens who do something innocuous now, but which may become illegal in the future, and find themselves retroactively prosecuted? On the basis of unconstitutionally collected evidence?
"On top of that, Cook vowed that the Apple Watch would replace car keys and large fobs that many manufacturers now use to lock vehicles. Its battery life will also apparently last an entire day."
1.) Why should I need an Apple product to buy a car?
2.) I'm sure the battery in my car key lasts more than a day...
"Cook, in a clear attack on the likes of Google and its "trove of data", said: We don’t make money selling your information to somebody else."
1.) Sure, who would buy the data when it can just be hacked? As Jennifer Lawrence found out to her woe...
2.) And I'm sure Google doesn't make any money when handed a "National Security Letter" to just hand it all over.
I have a Google Nexus 4. I get the latest version of Android not long after it becomes available. I'm on KitKat right now. Manufacturers like Samsung will take longer as they want to test and develop it to their liking first. And they'll only push it out to some handsets and not others.
Of course, Mr. Cook doesn't care about that kind of specificity. He wants to say that Android is rubbish, use iOS on a shiny new iDevice. I have nothing untoward in my Android experience to pay much attention though. And if I changed, it wouldn't be to Apple. I've used one. I don't like it.
But that's the problem. Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs. I'm not a fan of the late Mr. Jobs, but he was a visionary and had great insight into what Apple's products needed to be and do. Tim Cook can't do that. He does seem to have the arrogance of Mr. Jobs, though, but without the talent, that may spell trouble for Apple.
And with more people using Android by far, its more worthwhile to find ways into Android than iOS. Its the old "PCs have viruses, Macs don't" nonsense. Its not because it can't be done to an Apple, but because not enough people care to do so.
If the majority of people had an iOS device, then the malware for those would come tumbling out of the woodwork.
We can reflect on who and why Nokia has gone, but a few here remember that they once made good stuff. Stuff that's remembered today, even though we have five inch 1080p screens and four or eight cores (!) in the latest phones.
At the news that Nokia's phone division now belongs properly to Microsoft, I pulled a couple of my old phones "out of mothballs," and had thought back on how good they were, or wanted to be.
My 6085 was a surprisingly good phone. I remember viewing Facebook and even work mail in its browser on its tiny screen five years ago, and it still works.
The 9300 I have wasn't great. Some may even think of it with scorn, but back then it wasn't bad, and it still works now. The E90 I had after was only better by virtue of more features.
My 5800 is still in use by my mother. It's 3.2 inch touchscreen was remarkably good, and it seemed to always achieve full download speed as a 3G modem. I liked its packaging and all the little things it came with. When I look at all the shenanigans that go on with the phone industry today, it reminds me of when a cell phone was just a phone and not an appendage.
I also had a 5210, and a 3510 (not the colour screen one. But it had polyphonic ringtones!), and a tough 5110. They were all good phones, at least for me, even if they didn't survive to today.
We won't see phones like them again. They wouldn't try to replace out PCs, and they wouldn't need to. It really is a tragedy that Nokia let something as pathetic as politics and corporate foolishness destroy good what could have been. But thanks for the phones.
"Home Secretary Theresa May believed it was necessary to examine all the data 'without delay in the interests of national security'."
I could SMELL that coming from reading the subtitle. Miranda isn't even suspected of terrorism, but he was arrested under antiterrorism legislation. Now the authoritaaahs have some intel, no way will they give it up. I suspect they'll sift through every last byte. The "partial injunction" is just a formality.
The Bolivian prime minister gets forced out of the sky based on no real evidence. Now a Brazilian citizen has been falsely arrested in England. If Obummer had been made to land in Bolivia, there would have been war. If a British citizen had been wrongly arrested and robbed in Brazil, the police would have been sent to taser an old man. The opinion of the USA and England regarding South Americans seems rather poor.
"The court found that this data gathering violated the Fourth Amendment of the constitution"
"the FISC application was not authorized, this will prove of little reassurance, as the verdict concludes that the government had not been truthful with the secret court."
The above, in plain English: the US government has been violating the US constitution, spying on US citizens, and lying to the court established to protect the people from being spied on. When we consider this, and "Free Speech Zones," certain of those in government there don't seem to like the constitution. I would imagine that's because "We the People" could cast them out of power. Considering news like this, US citizens should indeed exercise their rights before those rights are no more.
BlackBerry should have brought their new phones and OS out years ago. By not doing so they let their hold on the market slip, and with rising stars like Android and iOS its a herculean feat to pull that back. This new OS and hardware push was their last chance (I don't see where another one will come from), and it hasn't worked.
Like Nokia's aborted successor to Symbian, it didn't fail because it was a bad product, but because it was badly managed. Hopefully this will serve as a warning to other businesses.
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