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  • Which Apple Components Were Developed By The US Government (And why the NSA wants Apple to help)

    09/11/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/11/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the investing community this morning is focused squarely on the very disappointing iPhone 5 relaunch and the lack of a cemented China Mobile deal, which has resulted in a $20 billion loss in market cap in early trading for the second most widely held hedge fund stock, a thing that we find more curious in the aftermath of the latest revalations of an implicit, if not explicitly voluntary, joint venture between Apple and the US government and specifically its NSA uberspies, is just how much of Apple's product suite is derived thanks to developments by the US government....
  • Bible translated into emojis ‘for millennials’

    05/31/2016 2:50:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 5/31/2016 | staff
    A new translation of the Bible updates the religious text with modern technology, replacing several words with emojis. The digital text titled “Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millenials” uses Apple’s vast library of emoticons to retell all 66 books of the Bible in a way intended to relate to young people.
  • Study Casts Doubts on Apple’s Ethical Standards: Research on 1,261 pay stubs shows that Apple’s prot

    04/25/2016 3:30:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    China Labor Watch ^ | February 24, 2016
    In 2013, China Labor Watch (CLW) began investigating the labor conditions of workers at Pegatron Corporation factories in China making products for Apple... This year, CLW collected 1,261 pay stubs from Pegatron Shanghai workers, 13 times as many as stubs as last year. The documents were gathered with the assistance of 18 Pegatron workers coming from 12 departments... 1) Workers are paid at a rate of 1.82 USD/hour. 2) On average, overtime pay as a percentage of workers’ gross wages is 42.4%. 3) Workers work more than 10 hours a day, 6 days a week. 83.8% workers’ monthly overtime hours...
  • Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be rebranded as 'MacOS'

    04/15/2016 12:48:26 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2016, 04:38 pm PT (07:38 pm ET) | By Roger Fingas
    Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead. The term can be found on an FAQ page within Apple's Environment subsite, specifically in a section about greenhouse gases and product lifecycles. The text is the only direct reference to either Macs or OS X in the FAQ — notably, the rest of Apple's website still appears to insist on using "OS X." In late March it was discovered that one framework in OS X 10.11.4 refers to "macOS."...
  • Windows Users: It’s Time to Dump Apple’s QuickTime [Vulnerable to Hackers, No Fix]

    04/20/2016 6:46:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/18/16 | NATHAN OLIVAREZ-GILES
    U.S. government recommends uninstalling software after security holes discovered If you’re still using Apple’s QuickTime on a Windows PC, it’s time to stop. Apple confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it is no longer supporting or updating the 11-year-old QuickTime 7 for Windows, and has posted instructions for uninstalling the software. Keeping it installed on your computer may pose a risk. Last week, researchers discovered two new security holes that could allow bad guys to create malicious files to launch within Apple’s media player. Trend Micro, the security research firm that found the vulnerability, said that it hasn’t yet...
  • Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

    04/14/2016 7:09:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    US-CERT ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | US-CERT Team
    Alert (TA16-105A) -- Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities AnnouncedSystems Affected Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed Overview According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1] (link is external) Description All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1] (link is external) The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] (link is external) [3] (link is external) Impact Computer systems running unsupported software are...
  • Apple to be exempted from 30% sourcing norms by (India) Government Panel

    04/28/2016 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    India Times Economics Tech ^ | 28 April 2016, 9:18 AM IST
    The US-based company has sought approval from the government on setting up single-brand retail stores in the country. A government panel has recommended exempting Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms, a move which would pave the way for Apple to open single-brand retail stores in the country. The company had given a detailed presentation to the committee headed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on April 19, on its products, technology, innovations and camera. "The committee has found that the company's products are cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art. It has recommended to exempt them from...
  • Firebombing At Google Office Damages Google Earth Demo Car

    05/20/2016 9:52:39 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/20/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Less than a month after a still unexplained suicide took place inside a conference room at Apple headquarters, there seems to be more trouble in Silicon Paradise. According to CBS, an incendiary device ignited a fire late Thursday night at the offices of digital giant Google, damaging a Google Earth demo car and leaving a large singe mark on one of the buildings, authorities said. Mountain View firefighters were called to the massive complex on Salado Drive at about 10:52 p.m. Arriving firefighters were met by Google security personnel and guided to an area where the car, used in Google’s...
  • Cupertino's mayor is trying to take back his rant against Apple

    05/06/2016 11:18:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 6, 2016 | By Kif Lessing
    On Thursday, The Guardian published a report by Nellie Bowles in which Cupertino mayor Barry Chang went on a little bit of a rant against Apple, Cupertino's largest employer. Chang had some harsh words about the company spending $5 billion to build an office in his city, including, for example, that "Apple is not willing to pay a dime" and that "they abuse" the city of Cupertino.Apple says that it pays tens of millions of dollars annually in property tax to Cupertino, and that it is the biggest taxpayer in Cupertino. Apple also says it funds millions in public improvements, such as adding sidewalks, bike...
  • Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes

    05/05/2016 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/05/16 | Nellie Bowles
    Getting local politicians to battle Apple is hard, Chang said. He recently proposed that Apple – which is building a massive new campus its own employees nicknamed the Death Star, or more favorably, The Spaceship – should give $100m to improve city infrastructure.
  • Drone footage shows progress at Apple’s new HQ

    05/04/2016 5:04:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | May 4, 2016 3:57 p.m. ET | By JENNIFER BOOTON
    Apple’s new campus is scheduled to be completed in 2017 Apple project rendering Apple Inc.’s new spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, California is starting to come together, according to the latest drone footage taken from the construction site. Drone photographer Duncan Sinfield shot Apple’s AAPL, +0.22% Campus 2 this week and posted the footage to YouTube. The footage shows the finishing touches on the fitness center, nearly-finished parking structures and progress under way at Apple’s new R&D facility. Apple project rendering The glass-panel facade on the main building is about half installed, while the carbon-fiber roof is being prepped for solar...
  • Male Employee Found Dead at Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters: Sheriff

    04/27/2016 6:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/27 | Riya Bhattacharjee, Lisa Fernandez and Michelle Roberts
    A sheriff's audio dispatch indicates a man was found in a conference room with a gun nearby, but officials could not confirm thatA man who worked for Apple was found dead at the tech giant's headquarters in Cupertino Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff. No suspects are being sought in his death, and no one is in danger, sheriff's officials said, adding that the campus at 1 Infinite Loop is open. Investigators have not confirmed information in apparent police dispatch recordings in which authorities describe the scene. "Through further investigation, they determined there was no other individuals...
  • MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q116 Conference Call (prerecorded)

    01/26/2016 5:02:57 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Mac Daily News Staff
    (Read the bullet points from the bottom to the top to get the correct order of events and points as they were made in the conference call as made.--Swordmaker) MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple's Q116 Conference Call with analysts starting at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT today.Apple will provide live audio streaming of its Q116 Results Conference Call using Apple's industry-leading QuickTime multimedia software.The live webcast will begin at 2pm PDT/ 5pm EDT today here.Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly...
  • Why Apple's iPhone Q4 Earnings Beat Droid's Lifetime Revenues

    01/25/2016 8:24:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Invetopedia ^ | January 25, 2016 | By Euny Hong
    Turn on the Android spigot, please. According to Oracle Corp. (ORCL), Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOG) free mobile operating system Android has generated $31 billion in revenues for the company. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company has filed a lawsuit accusing Google of using Java to develop Android without paying dues. “Look at the extraordinary magnitude of commerciality here,” Oracle attorney Annette Hurst is quoted as telling a federal magistrate attorney judge in the courtroom in a Bloomberg piece. The revenue amount for Android is not peanuts. But, it still falls short of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) earnings from iPhone by a wide...
  • Apple Announces Fiscal 1Q16 Results, Misses Revenue Estimates (part 1 of 8)

    01/27/2016 11:10:51 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | Jan 27, 2016 11:59 am EST | By Adam Rogers
    Apple revenues increase 1.7% YoY On January 26, 2016, Apple (AAPL) announced its fiscal 1Q16 results. Its revenues of $75.9 billion were lower than analysts' estimates of $77 billion. But EPS (earnings per share) of $3.28 was better than the $3.25 that analysts were expecting.Apple's EPS grew from $3.06 in fiscal 1Q15 to $3.28 in fiscal 1Q16, mainly due to the aggressive share buyback program it's been following. Enlarge GraphEarnings beat analysts' estimate Apple's net income (or earnings) was $18.4 billion on revenues of $75.9 billion for fiscal 1Q16, beating consensus analyst estimates of $18.2 billion. In comparison, Apple's net...
  • Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history

    01/27/2016 2:06:32 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 26, 2016 | By Ben Popper
    But the company predicted revenue will decline next quarter, its first drop in years Apple's profits typically skyrocket during the fourth quarter, when new models of the iPhone often arrive and shiny new devices are purchased as holiday gifts. Last year Apple notched a record $18 billion in profit during this period, the largest ever recorded by a single public corporation. This year the company topped that, generating a profit of $18.4 billion on $75.9 billion in revenue during the last three months of 2015. The average sale price for its best selling devices, the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, was also...
  • Apple Registers 'Apple.car' and Other Auto-Related Domains

    01/09/2016 10:35:37 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | January 8, 2016 | by Joe Rossignol
    Apple Registers 'Apple.car' and Other Auto-Related Domains Apple has registered a trio of auto-related top-level domain names, including apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto. Whois records updated on January 8 show that Apple registered the domains through sponsoring registrar MarkMonitor Inc. in December 2015, although the addresses are not yet active. The domains could be related to CarPlay, but there will naturally be speculation about their possible relation to Apple's much-rumored electric vehicle plans. Multiple reports over the past year said Apple has a secretive team of hundreds working on an electric vehicle with a prospective 2019 or 2020 shipping date....
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) — The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • Mystery Woman Who Dumped Rare Apple Computer at Silicon Valley Recycling Center to Get $100,000

    06/01/2015 6:14:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    A recycling facility in Silicon Valley is trying to trace a woman who dumped a rare Apple 1 computer, which just sold to a private collector for $200,000. The company wants to give her a cut of the proceeds: $100,000. The firm — CleanBayArea — said the woman dropped off boxes of old gadgets and “e-waste” one month ago, but didn’t leave any contact information. “She said that her husband had passed away and that she had decided to clean up their garage,” the company said in a statement. After searching through the boxes a few weeks later, a recycling...
  • Missing Cupertino Teen Hid on Campus, Ate Fruit to Survive: Sheriff (Prepper?)

    04/24/2015 11:04:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    A 17-year-old Cupertino boy who had been missing and returned to his family on Thursday night, hid on his high school campus over the last four days and ate fruit to survive, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Jensen told NBC Bay Area on Friday morning that Connor Sullivan had hidden for a portion of the time at Monta Vista High School, where he had last been seen Monday morning after his first class. Jensen said he also used portable toilets on campus as scores of deputies and volunteers had fanned the South Bay looking for...
  • Apple fires anti-gay lobbyist

    02/20/2015 5:32:30 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    cultofmac.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | John Brownlee
    Under openly gay CEO Tim Cook, Apple has done a lot to forward gay rights. A year ago, the company stood up against homophobic legislation going through Arizona and organized a company-wide march in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade. All in all, Apple’s one of the most gay-friendly companies you can work for. So here’s a shocker for you: When Apple figured out it had accidentally hired someone with a history of anti-gay activities, it quickly severed contact. The hire in question was Jay Love, a former politician Apple hired to lobby on its behalf to the Alabama state...
  • Feds Creating Robots for Old People

    12/13/2014 12:04:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily.A nearly $800,000 project from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pairing the University of Pennsylvania with a robot company to create the machines, which will be able to deliver glasses of water to senior citizens.The government said that the project is necessary due to a demographic crisis in America where soon there will not be enough young people to take care of their elders.“This Partnership For Innovation project develops and tests the use of service robots to monitor and...
  • Drone Video Captures Apple's Campus 2 "Spaceship" Under Construction

    09/02/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    It looks like Stonehenge. A doughnut. A giant sand castle. Those were just some of the comments a new drone video taken with a GoPro camera of the futuristic Apple Campus 2 was garnering after the eight-minute raw piece was posted to YouTube. As of Monday, the aerial image of the campus under construction in Cupertino on Tantau Avenue had more than 1.3 million views and 500 comments. "Wow, this looks huge," Dustin W. Stout wrote in the comments section of the video. "I've seen mockups previously of what the site is going to look like, but seeing it like...
  • Inside Apple's spaceship HQ [video]

    11/20/2013 8:30:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 11-20-13 | Josh Lipton
    Sneak peak at the physical model of Apple's new Silicon Valley "spaceship" complex. The new campus is 176 acres and carries an estimated cost of $3 to $5 billion.
  • Cupertino triple homicide suspect shot and killed (Shareef Allman)

    10/06/2011 8:57:44 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6 October 2011 | Lisa Fernandez and Mark Gomez
    Shareef Allman, the man suspected of killing three and wounding seven in a shooting spree, has been shot and killed in a Sunnyvale neighborhood... 8:40 a.m.: Law enforcement sources confirmed suspect is dead Law enforcement sources have confirmed triple homicide suspect Shareef Allman has been shot and killed in Sunnyvale. Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting that happened at about 7:20 a.m. in Sunnyvale, according to Lt. Rick Sung
  • 2 dead, six wounded in shooting at Cupertino quarry, gunman still on the loose

    10/05/2011 8:36:49 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/05/11 | Mark Gomez
    A massive manhunt is underway this morning after an employee of a Cupertino quarry walked into an early morning meeting and opened fire, killing two and wounding six, according to Santa Clara County sheriff's officials. Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the suspect, an employee of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant, then attempted to carjack a woman at Homestead Road and Tantau Avenue and shot her. She was taken to a nearby hospital and he fled into the neighborhood. The shooter has been identified as Shareef Allman, 45.
  • Steve Jobs makes surprise presentation on new hi-tech Apple headquarters

    06/09/2011 9:27:14 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/11 | Pueng Vongs
    Steve Jobs makes surprise presentation on new hi-tech Apple headquarters Pueng Vongs, Y! SF Editor Apple CEO Steve Jobs made an unannounced visit to the June 7 City Council meeting in Cupertino, home of the computer giant, to reveal plans for a new, state-of-the-art Apple headquarters, reports the Cupertino Courier. The stunning design resembles a "spaceship;" it will be four stories and house 12,000. "I think we do have a shot at building the best office building in the world," says Jobs, who also made a rare appearance earlier in the week at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The current Apple...
  • iPhone security “broken” - business users take note

    07/23/2009 9:01:39 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 1,044+ views
    Tech Crunch ^ | 07/23/09 | Devin Coldewey
    An Apple expert and hacker has shown that the iPhone, in all its various forms and moltings, is child’s play to compromise. This comes despite assurances from Apple regarding the 3GS’s encryption feature. Bad news for businesspeople of the 21st century, who have glommed onto the iPhone and its service halo like no other device. The wonder-phone has certainly changed the way smartphones and other devices are made, but this isn’t the first time Apple’s security measures have been described as being seriously lacking. It seems that with a little creative coding, or access to an insecure computer, the iPhone...
  • California Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally - October 19, 2008

    10/16/2008 7:18:18 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally Restore Marriage ... Protect Children Sunday October 19 , 2008 Sponsered by Chinese Church Alliance Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Cupertino (21267 Stevens Creek Blvd... across the street from De Anza College) Poster Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Apple Expanding in Cupertino (50-ACRE ADDITION FOR 3,500 WORKERS)

    04/20/2006 9:20:31 AM PDT · by CAWats · 8 replies · 329+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/20/2006 | Michele Chandler and Julie Patel
    Steve Jobs, the billionaire co-founder of Apple Computer, made a surprise appearance at the Cupertino City Council meeting this week to announce his company's plans to build a second major campus on 50 acres. Jobs, whose announcements normally command legions of onlookers on the international stage, said Apple's growth over the past six years sent the company scrounging for space to hold employees. ``We've rented every scrap of building we can find in Cupertino to put our people, and they just keep getting further and further away from the campus,'' Jobs said Tuesday. Wearing his signature jeans and a black...
  • Apple CEO says plans new campus in California

    04/19/2006 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Panerai · 87 replies · 1,096+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/19/2006
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is planning to build a new, 50-acre campus near its present headquarters in Cupertino, California, company Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. "What's happened at Apple is that our business has basically tripled in the last five or six years," Jobs said on Tuesday evening at a Cupertino city council meeting, which was recorded and viewable as an archived Webcast. He said the company "has gone from $6 billion in sales to $20 billion in sales, basically." Analysts expect Apple to post $20.3 billion in revenue for its...
  • What flight? (Thomas Sowell hits one again)

    11/24/2005 4:37:29 PM PST · by Sonny M · 42 replies · 3,108+ views
    TownHall ^ | Nov 24, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    "The New White Flight" was the title of an eye-opening article in the November 20th issue of the Wall Street Journal. It was about a high school in Cupertino, California, where a growing Asian American student population is causing rising academic standards -- and causing many white parents to withdraw their children from the school and some to move out of the community. The school has some of the highest test scores in the state. But, although everybody is in favor of high academic standards in the abstract, not everyone is in favor of having to struggle to meet those...
  • Settlement Vindicates Use of Historical Religious Documents in Classroom

    08/18/2005 8:50:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies · 1,142+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 17 Aug 05 | Jim Brown
    Settlement Vindicates Use of Historical Religious Documents in Classroom By Jim Brown August 17, 2005 (AgapePress) - A settlement has been reached in a case involving a California elementary school teacher who was barred from distributing American history documents because they contained references to God and religion. The Alliance Defense Fund and the Cupertino School District have reached a settlement in which the district has agreed to no longer censor teacher Steven Williams because he is a Christian. Officials at Stevens Creek Elementary had prohibited Williams from providing fifth-grade students with supplemental readings such as William Penn's Frame of Government...
  • Settlement: Historical American documents can be taught in Cupertino (CA) schools

    08/15/2005 7:01:18 AM PDT · by dukeman · 10 replies · 1,625+ views
    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund and the Cupertino Union School District filed a settlement agreement today in the lawsuit Williams v. Vidmar. "We are pleased that this matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Kevin Theriot. "The school district is to be commended for agreeing that their policy allows teachers, no matter what their religious beliefs, to use handouts of historical significance that have religious content, like the Declaration of Independence." ADF attorneys filed the lawsuit in federal court against the district in November of last year on...
  • The iPod Flea

    07/29/2005 10:23:46 AM PDT · by LNewman · 6 replies · 826+ views
    Layers Magazine ^ | N/A | Multiple (video)
    Like your music miniscule? Then check out this wacky “what-if” video that recently aired at the Mac Design conference, produced by the slightly unstable minds of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals staff.
  • 'Declaration' lawsuit proceeds--Handout of Jefferson's document barred due to God reference

    04/30/2005 3:45:04 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 11 replies · 555+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/30/05 | World Net Daily
    A federal judge allowed a history teacher's lawsuit to proceed against school-district officials who barred him from providing supplemental handouts to students – including the Declaration of Independence – because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion. Stephen Williams' claim against officials with the Cupertino Union School District in California was approved by Judge James Ware in San Jose, who wrote in his order "Williams has sufficiently alleged the deprivation of a constitutional right to Equal Protection of the law." "The judge's ruling means the case will move ahead as we believed it would," said Kevin Theriot...
  • Judge tosses bulk of Christian teacher's suit

    04/29/2005 8:23:59 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 12 replies · 507+ views
    sacbee ^ | 4-29-05
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge is dismissing the bulk of a lawsuit brought by a fifth-grade teacher who claims his lesson plan is being censored by his superiors because he is a Christian. Stephen Williams, who teaches at Stevens Creek Elementary School in Cupertino, filed suit in November claiming Principal Patricia Vidmar and other officials illegally restricted his teachings, which included presenting historical documents referencing God. U.S. District Judge James Ware, in dismissing much of Williams' suit on Thursday, said Williams' speech rights were not restricted because "teachers do not have a First Amendment right to determine what...
  • CA: Teacher's lawsuit moves forward (Cupertino/Stevens Creek Elementary)

    04/29/2005 9:11:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,088+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/29/05 | Sandra Gonzales
    In a case that put the national spotlight on Cupertino, a federal court ruling Thursday pushed forward a fifth-grade teacher's discrimination lawsuit against the Cupertino Union School District. Stephen J. Williams, a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School, filed a lawsuit in November, claiming Principal Patricia Vidmar and other district officials violated his constitutional rights when they restricted his use of excerpts from historical documents that contained references to God. Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Ware denied the district's motion to dismiss the central claim to Williams' case, in which he states he was treated differently because he is a...
  • Was the Declaration of Independence Banned in a California School

    03/25/2005 7:02:17 PM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies · 687+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Mar 25,2005
    HOUSES OF WORSHIP Faith and the Fifth Grade Did a California school ban the Declaration of Independence? Not quite. BY NAOMI SCHAEFER REILY Friday, March 25, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST Many of us remember the headline, "Declaration of Independence banned from classroom." Just before Thanksgiving, the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit against the Cupertino, Calif., school district and issued a press release with that claim at the top--and all hell broke loose. Talk radio and TV rushed to the aid of Steven Williams, a public-school teacher and professed Christian who had apparently suffered religious discrimination at the hands of a...
  • Cupertino teacher facing more sex charges

    03/05/2005 12:00:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 571+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/4/5 | Bay City News
    A music teacher at a Cupertino high school is back in jail today after an investigation revealed the man had more sexual relationships with students than authorities originally thought, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Rob Baker. Brett Bartlett, 25, was first arrested on Feb. 8 at Homestead High School, where he worked as a music and choir teacher. Bartlett was charged with one count of statutory rape in connection with a relationship he had with a 16-year-old girl between September of last year and Feb. 5. Bartlett also was charged with one count of statutory rape and...
  • MAN POSING AS WOMAN AT CUPERTINO MIDDLE SCHOOL ARRESTED

    02/10/2005 12:55:37 PM PST · by ambrose · 10 replies · 1,300+ views
    CBS5 ^ | 2.10.05
    MAN POSING AS WOMAN AT CUPERTINO MIDDLE SCHOOL ARRESTED 02/10/05 11:35 PST A Sunnyvale man has been arrested after he allegedly posed as a woman at various middle schools in the area and exposed himself to students, Santa Clara County sheriff's Deputy Terrance Helm said today. Jeffery Stuart Poe, 43, was arrested on Friday at his home after witnesses were able to write down his license plate number as he fled from a middle school the previous day, Helm said. Helm said during the month of January, many reports came in from Saratoga and Cupertino school officials, parents and students...
  • TROLLS ZOTTED: Parents, District Fighting Off Law Suit about Banning the Declaration of Independence

    02/06/2005 12:53:31 PM PST · by Cupertino Mom · 243 replies · 2,653+ views
    Cupertino Courier ^ | 2/2/05 | Alison Rost
    ... the district filed a motion on Jan. 31 to dismiss the lawsuit. The district said in the motion that there's no factual evidence to back Williams' claim that his constitutional rights were violated. The motion also countered Williams' argument that he and his lesson plans were singled out for review by Principal Patricia Vidmar because of his religion. The motion stated that parental complaints prompted the actions.
  • Community Stung by Publicity in Teacher's Case

    12/12/2004 10:04:55 AM PST · by SteveH · 19 replies · 944+ views
    The San Jose Merciry News ^ | 12/12/2004 | Luis Zaragosa and Connie Skipitares
    Stephen J. Williams wasn't looking for celebrity when he sued to bring Jesus Christ into his Cupertino classroom The fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School made that clear after a national TV appearance: "I don't enjoy being at the center of attention." Buil Williams' story has been on TV and radio morning and night. He alleges Cupertino Union School District officials violated his civil rights by restricting his use of handouts with references to God and Jesus Christ. ...
  • Declaration Of Independence & The Cupertino Union School District (VANTITY)

    11/30/2004 11:12:51 AM PST · by capebuffalo · 10 replies · 806+ views
    Fox, Hannity
    Cupertino teacher, Steven Williams is suing the "excellent and diverse" (45 language) Cupertino Union School District for barring him from using excerpts from historical documents in his class room, because they contain a reference to God. You're witnessing a rewriting of American History. School administrators, the NEA, and the ACLU have decided that any reference to religion must be purged from school materials - including historical documents. The results of the recent election presents us with a window of opportunity to take on these gutless, revisionist, PC, and "elitist intellectuals" now. The Board e-mail address is board@cupertino.k12.ca.us The Supertindent of...
  • Lawsuit over Banning of Declaration of Independence

    11/27/2004 7:58:06 AM PST · by freespirited · 28 replies · 1,421+ views
    Click on the link for the first eight pages of the lawsuit filed by Stephen Williams, the teacher who has been banned from handing out the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents that contain "religious content" in his fifth grade class. According to the suit, Williams is the only teacher who must restrict his handouts to a list authorized by the principal. He alleges that she requires him to do this because she knows that he is an orthodox Christian.
  • Cupertino teacher sues district for barring religious references

    11/25/2004 6:41:21 PM PST · by LouAvul · 44 replies · 1,288+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-25-04
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A public school teacher is suing his district and principal for barring him from using excerpts from historical documents in his classroom because they contain references to God and Christianity. Steven Williams, who teaches fifth grade at Stevens Creek Elementary School in the Cupertino Union School District, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Jose on Monday. In the suit, Williams argues that he had a First Amendment right to teach the history of the country and its founding fathers, which includes religious references. The lawsuit alleges the school's principal prevented Williams from using...
  • California teacher censored [for giving students Declaration of Independence to read]

    11/25/2004 8:32:07 AM PST · by XBob · 34 replies · 1,710+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund website ^ | 041123 | Alliance Defense Fund
    http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/story/?id=549 California teacher censored -------------------------------------------------------- Release Date: 2004-11-23 Primary Category: Religious Freedom ADF Media Relations 480-444-0020 California teacher censored School district forbids teacher from providing handouts that reference significant documents in U.S. history because they mention God CUPERTINO, Calif.—Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit yesterday against the Cupertino Union School District for prohibiting a teacher from providing supplemental handouts to students about American history because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion. “Throwing aside all common sense, the district has chosen to censor men such as George Washington and documents like the Declaration of Independence....
  • Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School

    11/24/2004 10:20:07 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 43 replies · 3,435+ views
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | 11/24/04 | Dan Whitcomb
    Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School Wed Nov 24, 2004 04:12 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence. Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian. "It's a fact of American history that our founders were religious men, and...
  • Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School

    11/24/2004 8:01:22 PM PST · by ChildofReagan · 79 replies · 3,439+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 24, 2004 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence. Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian.
  • Declaration of Independence Banned

    11/24/2004 6:01:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 12,009+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 24, 2004
    Declaration of Independence Banned In the city of Cupertino, California, a fifth grade public school teacher at Stevens Creek School, Stephen Williams, has been prohibited by the principal from distributing the Declaration of Independence among other documents from the American Founding. Why? Because they mention God. Like the recent challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance, many Americans will view this as an outrage. It is. But it would be a mistake to think that striking down the Pledge or banning the Declaration or any other historical document from our public schools is a new development. The sad fact is...