Police Can Require Your Fingerprint, But Not Passcode, To Unlock iPhone

In a landmark decision, Judge Steve Frucci ruled that police could force a criminal defendant to unlock his iPhone with a fingerprint even though his passcode is still protected by the Fifth Amendment: Judge Steven C. Frucci ruled this week that giving police a fingerprint is akin to providing a DNA or handwriting sample or an actual key, which the law permits. A pass code, though, requires the defendant to divulge knowledge, which the law protects against, according to Frucci’s written opinion. This Read more […]

The Story of Al Gore: A Big Bag of Wind Without A Sail

Adlai Stevenson said: “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” Hypocrisy and politics go hand in hand. They are best friends, walking down the street, skipping and holding hands. Our society has evolved in such a way that politicians make grand statements, telling people how they should live their lives, while simultaneously doing the exact opposite in their own lives. It’s become such an ingrained part Read more […]

J. P. Morgan campaigns for Obama using… the iPhone 5?

The myth that Obama is the candidate of “the people” was never credible. He has always been a protector of big corporations because that is what big government does: provide special favors and monopolies and protections for huge and inefficient corporations so that they don’t need to face the realities of a free market. Big corporations respond by giving politicians campaign cash and other benefits. So it should come as no surprise that J. P. Morgan is going to bizarre lengths to figure Read more […]