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  • Black Lives Matter activists say FBI fight to break iPhone encryption threatens civil liberties

    apple ][ said:
    Have we heard back from the KKK yet, and gotten their take on this whole encryption matter?

    Do BLM supporters care about civil liberties all of a sudden? What about the marine veteran who was viciously attacked, assaulted and robbed by black lies matter supporters recently? What about his civil liberties? And just for the record, I don't support the KKK and I don't support Black Lies Matter either. Two different sides of the same coin. They're both trash.

    And the one person mentioned in the article (Shaun King) seems to be a male Rachel Dolezal, in other words, a fake black person.

    There's a huge history regarding surveillance of black activists.  Every heard of MLK and the FBI?

    Also, you forget the whole GOP strategy regarding minorities - The Southern Strategy:

    Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?

    Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."

    And nowadays:

    Thomas Edge argues that the election of President Barack Obama saw a new type of Southern strategy emerge among conservative voters, and that his election is utilized as evidence of a post-racial era to deny the need of continued civil rights legislation, while simultaneously playing on racial tensions and marking him as a "racial bogeyman".[82] Edge described three parts to this phenomenon saying:

    "First, according to the arguments, a nation that has the ability to elect a Black president is completely free of racism. Second, attempts to continue the remedies enacted after the civil rights movement will only result in more racial discord, demagoguery, and racism against White Americans. Third, these tactics are used side-by-side with the veiled racism and coded language of the original Southern Strategy."[82]

    That's why we now have Trump.
  • Black Lives Matter activists say FBI fight to break iPhone encryption threatens civil liberties

    I totally abhor the police brutality we have recently seen evidenced upon black folks both innocent and possibly guilty. Much of the violence, injury and death has been uncalled for based on videos I've seen. 

    But I wish the BLM movement would transition their story to an All Lives Matter message. 

    While I wasn't pleased with their appearance in front of the Apple Store in NY when Apple supporters came out against the FBI, thinking then that BLM was just trying to co-opt a photo opportunity, I'm glad that they filed their amicus brief in support of Apple. 
    But currently.  Black Lives Don't Matter, as evidenced by policing and politics.

    Black Lives Matter means that Black Lives Matter, too - not just the privileged gated community lives.
  • Early reviews peg Samsung's Galaxy S7 as a serious contender for best smartphone

    sog35 said:
    macapfel said:
    It's a very mature market. I don't expect this to change. iPhone and Galaxy will be like Mercedes and BMW. The best you can get, and it comes down to your personal preference. I don't see how one could gain a real technological advantage over the other in the near future. But of course, iPhone will always be smarter, more stylish and simply the best. I'll never change for Samsung!
    That's a horrible comparison. Merc and BMW are neck and neck as regards to luxury car sales and unit sales.  Apple sells 2x or 3x more high end phones than Samsung.

    The better comparison is Merc vs Infiniti or BMW vs Acura.

    I think a better example would be Chevy.  They have a lot of features, but the underlying car is still average and won't age as well as a BMW or Mercedes.

    Also Samsung is an evil chaebol.  They wouldn't have issues with murdering people via crappy ignition switches or whatever.