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  • Cellebrite says it can pull data from any iOS device ever made

    gatorguy said:
    It doesn't have any impact whatsoever on 99.8% of users IMO. TBH there's almost certainly going to be those rare instances where an already illegal activity and being able to access that person's a data may actually save lives and property. Personally it would be nothing I'd have even a second's concern about. I'm also sure that there's that segment who has so little to worry about in their lives that they'll create a mountain of hand-wringing concern over it for lack of anything else.

    Most folks really do have far more important issues to deal with, things that personally affect their lives. This isn't one of them. 

    Just my 2 cents. 
    I have to agree with this statement. The chances of a non-VIP like 99.8% of IPhone users having his phone compromised by a Cellebrite hacking process is virtually zero. 
    You’re such a sheep. You’ve been brainwashed not to even care about you’re own privacy. Let me guess, you also believe don’t believe in the 2nd Amendment because it’s impossible for governments to get out of control and the police are there to protect you. 

    Just because politicians have convinced you that you don’t need privacy or individual liberty doesn’t mean the rest of us are going to believe that BS.

    I’m fine with this technology, but Apple should do anything and everything to make it null and void to protect its customers. 
  • US Senate greenlights anti-robocalling bill to combat 'daily deluge'

    sdw2001 said:
    rgh71 said:
     Who is the a-hole that voted against this? 

    I just looked it up.  It was Rand Paul, which is who I suspected.   I don't think he's made a statement on it yet, but he will often vote against things based on his views on government power. 
    But but but the free market...the free market will solve all our problems! /s

    Yeah I get these calls every single day. Multiple calls a day. Often with my local area code and even some variation of my own number. I have ATT’s Call Protect service but it doesn’t help much. It also incorrectly blocks merchants I want to call me, like Capital One and Apple. 

    I don’t even answer the phone now unless it’s a contact. 
    The first company, Apple or Google, to be able to block them will sell a lot of devices l, so yes the free market is FAR more effective then worthless bureaucrats sucking up taxpayers dollars. 
  • Apple insists App Store 'not a monopoly,' expects to win in court

    If Apple were to lose this case does that mean Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will be required to have other means of digital software distribution on their platforms (PS, Xbox, Switch) as well? For all you people thinking this is a monopoly, you might want to actually learn what a monopoly is first. 
  • Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

    lkrupp said:
    georgie01 said:
    The depressing thing about this is not whether law enforcement can insist someone unlock their phone with biometrics, but rather that the spirit of the 5th amendment is not on the mind of anyone who supports forced unlocking with biometrics. If a passcode is protected then biometrics, just another version of a passcode, should be protected. It’s taking advantage of a ‘loophole’ that exists simply because those responsible for the 5th amendment had no way to anticipate biometrics.

    This kind of approach to law, however well meaning the supporters may be, is what is eroding our country—the arrogance that we know better than our founders while we’re standing on the success they built... not realising that things are different now only because we’ve been slowly abandoning what they built in the name of ‘progress’.
    Oh get over yourself. “Eroding our country...” God that’s melodramatic nonsense. It’s no different than the police asking you to open your safe. If they have search a warrant and you refuse, they drill it open. Or they cut the padlock off your storage locker if you refuse to give them the key. Or they ask you to open your door, you refuse, and they use a battering ram to gain entrance. How often do we see on television law enforcement agents hauling off computers, file cabinets, hard drives after serving a search warrant.You refuse to unlock your phone and they open it with your fingerprint. In fact what’s “eroding our country” is that the law has not caught up with technology yet and criminals are hiding behind archaic concepts of self incrimination. You are not testifying against yourself when you comply with a warrant. We need more judges to understand this, not fewer.
    If you refuse to open a safe and police have to drill it open, then why shouldn’t the same be said of your phone? Using your logic they should have to crack the encryption on your phone, not use your biometric password. Check yourself. 
  • Disney+ streaming service debuts on Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month

    clarker99 said:
    With young kids who love Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars etc. This is a no brainer for me.  Guessing $9.99 in Canada or $100/yr. Take my money, well worth it for the hours my family will watch it.  

    I wonder. All the stuff my family would watch (and my kids) we’ve already seen. So why pay just to watch it again?

    I doubt Disney will put all their catalogue up at once. I bet they rotate titles over the year to keep people subscribed. Otherwise, what’s to stop someone from paying for a single month and watching all the stuff they want and then canceling? All Star Wars and Marvel movies for a single $6.99 “rental fee”? Sign me up. But just for one month.
    You obviously don’t have kids, or else you’d understand how many times they watch the same movie over and over again. A lot of their classics aren’t even on iTunes or for sale in stores.