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  • How to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime 'Epidemic'

    12/23/2015 4:45:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Step one: Find an expert with an impressive-sounding academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda. Meet Brian Levin. He's the one-man band behind something called the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. The "center" (that is: Levin) claims to be "nonpartisan" and "objective." But he is a former top staffer of the militant, conservative-smearing Southern Poverty Law Center, which was forced to apologize earlier this year after including famed black neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 candidate Ben Carson on its "extremist watch list" of hate groups. At SPLC, Levin infamously posited that the...
  • Wikileaks 11500: Podesta - It'd be better if a Muslim was reporting that SB shooter was white

    10/16/2016 6:45:12 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 36 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/16/2016 | Wikileaks
    John Podesta in an email to a colleague after NBC news named the San Bernadino shooter as Sayeed Farouk: "Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter." https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11500
  • Family of San Bernardino Shooter Wants Insurance Money

    09/26/2016 8:40:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    KFI 640 ^ | September 25, 2016 | news
    The mother of one of the San Bernardino terrorists has filed new court documents demanding a judge give her the proceeds of two life insurance policies seized by the U.S. government. Rafia Farook argues in the filing she's owed the $275,000 because she is an, "innocent third party beneficiary," of the policies, and had no role in the attack last December that killed 14 and injured 22. . . Farook has also asked the judge to order the government to pay her attorney fees.
  • "The Worst Thing Imaginable"

    09/14/2016 3:50:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 14, 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    On the Friday before the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, a new report emerged on the terrorist attack of December 2, 2015, the day Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, California. Bringing Calm to Chaos: A Police Foundation Review of the San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks provides a chilling description by those on the scene. “Out of the blue, multiple popping sounds crackled outside,” the report says. “Several of the county workers thought fireworks had been lit, but others recognized the sound as gunfire.” The burst claimed two victims, then the terrorists headed inside, to a room...
  • Obama Solves America's Terrorist Shortage

    08/29/2016 3:08:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 29,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    America's terrorist shortage may be reaching an end. If Orlando didn't satisfy you and San Bernardino left you wanting more. If you thought, why can't we have more Boston Marathon bombings, Obama has your back, and your front and any other directions that a pressure cooker full of nails can hit you from. This week the land of Washington, Jefferson and Mohammed Atta will reach a new milestone by taking in Syrian refugee number 10,000. It’s unknown if the TSA will shower him with balloons and confetti once he passes the gate while clutching a Koran and a copy of...
  • 3 killed, including 9-year-old boy, in San Bernardino

    07/10/2016 7:57:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 09, 2016
    Police say three people, including a 9-year-old boy and his father, were shot dead outside a liquor store in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said Saturday the shooter was waiting for the victims outside the store late Friday. When they walked out, the shooter approached them from behind, pulled a gun and fatally shot them all. The victims were identified as 25-year-old Samathy Mahan, 26-year-old Travon Lamar Williams and 9-year-old Travon Williams.
  • California Bites The Bullet With Background Checks

    07/07/2016 10:27:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of the San Bernardino massacre, where terrorists entered a gun-free zone to slaughter their unarmed victims, California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed legislation making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves. In the liberal mind, that doesn’t matter. It’s “gun violence”, not gang violence or terrorist violence. So let’s pass laws that would not have prevented San Bernardino: The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures… Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/california_bites_the_bullet_with_background_checks.html#ixzz4Dk9BAJbu Follow...
  • What I've Learned: Jorge Ramos (On Donald Trump)

    07/06/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Esquire ^ | 7/6/2016 | Cal Fussman
    For years, Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision, America's most influential Spanish-language news channel. Although seen by millions of people, for a time he was largely unknown to just as many. But then he stood up to Donald Trump, further solidifying himself as the voice of Latino voters. He also does a show for millennial viewers on Fusion, which broadens his base. It's been a long journey for the fifty-eight-year-old, who came to America as an immigrant and, as he says here, is inspired by de Tocqueville. I learned very early on that I had to question everything,...
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Philip Haney: Orlando Shooting ‘Remarkably Similar’ to San Bernardino, ‘There’s a Lot of Overlap

    06/13/2016 5:07:42 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12, 2016 | John Hayward
    Truncated title. Full title: Philip Haney: Orlando Shooting ‘Remarkably Similar’ to San Bernardino, ‘There’s a Lot of Overlap in the Two Networks’ Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Philip Haney, who said an investigation into radical Islam that might have stopped the San Bernardino jihad attack was scuttled by DHS for politically-correct reasons, joined SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon for a special edition of Breitbart News Sunday on the evening after the Orlando shootings. Haney said he had some “devastating things to share” with the Breitbart News Daily audience about the Orlando case, based on his “expertise on the global Islamic...
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) — Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • Prosecutors say San Bernardino attacker’s friend had ties to group arrested for 2012 terror plot

    06/01/2016 9:57:45 AM PDT · by abb · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | Mark Berman and Adam Goldman
    Federal authorities say they have discovered connections between a friend of the San Bernardino attacker charged with conspiring to carry out other attacks with him and a group of men arrested years earlier in California as part of a different plot. This comes after the FBI had said in the weeks after the Dec. 2 rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., that they found no evidence of any ties between husband-and-wife attackers and a group of men arrested in 2012 and charged with plotting to travel to Afghanistan to kill American soldiers. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened...
  • Obama 'engagement' policy 'enabled Boston, San Bernardino attacks'

    05/29/2016 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/29/16 | Paul Bremmer
    In 2008, the trial and conviction of five leaders of an Islamic charity for funding the terrorist group Hamas exposed the vast Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. and its stated aim, according to FBI evidence, to “destroy Western Civilization from within.” Along with the convictions, the Department of Justice named 300 unindicted co-conspirators in the plot, which included many of the nation’s most prominent Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations. Among them were the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust. Nevertheless, just one year later, Department of Homeland Security officer Philip B....
  • Coroner Releases Autopsies of San Bernardino Terror Victims: ‘The Room Was in Disarray’

    05/27/2016 10:17:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    l a times ^ | 05/27/2016 | Sarah Parvini and Joseph Serna
    The scene inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino hours after the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 still had the hallmarks of the holiday festivities that brought the victims together and the bloodshed that followed There was the Christmas tree in the corner. The holiday decorations that covered more than a dozen tables. But there were also the bodies and bullet holes. Ceiling tiles had been knocked down, bullets had pierced the walls, carpet and chairs. A Christmas stocking lay over one of the victim’s bodies. “The room was in disarray,” and almost all the victims had gunshot wounds...
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • California: The World’s Largest Insane Asylum

    05/07/2016 2:51:03 PM PDT · by NRx · 54 replies
    Constitution (Web Mag) ^ | 05-07-2016 | Adrian Vance
    When I arrived in Los Angeles on August 22, 1960 with my wife Carol, recruited from Illinois to teach Chemistry, I thought it was perfect, busy and a little scary, but just about the finest place on this planet.  As the years went by and I traveled to other countries that idea was enforced.  “LA had it all,” and I was there for 26 years watching it decay imperceptibly and that would flash on me once in a while. What is it like today?  Here following is a controversial list that has been seen in several publications with no challenge...
  • Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP

    05/07/2016 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies
    ProgressivesToday ^ | May 7, 2016 | Aleister
    Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2016 by Aleister The minority leader of the House of Representatives is now plotting with the president of a foreign country to keep the presumptive Republican nominee from winning the presidency. How is this even legal?The Washington Examiner reports: Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunksLatin America’s toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to...
  • Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family

    05/03/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family Alleged supplier of material support now also charged with marriage fraud. May 3, 2016 Michael Cutler    The 9/11 Commission came to regard immigration fraud and visa fraud as the key means by which international terrorists enter the United States and embed themselves.  Yet, these issues are seldom, if ever, discussed or reported on by the media or politicians- especially those politicians who are determined to foist a massive legalization program involving unknown millions of illegal aliens on the United States. Immigration fraud and visa fraud have long been of great...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • FBI arrests brother of San Bernardino terrorist and 2 others on marriage fraud charges

    04/28/2016 10:49:01 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    ederal agents arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, on charges of marriage fraud, conspiracy and lying to federal investigators on Thursday morning, according to a criminal complaint. Syed Raheel Farook, the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook; his wife, Tatiana Farook; and her sister Mariya Chernykh were all arrested Thursday morning and charged in a five-count indictment filed in federal court that centers around a fraudulent marriage between Chernykh and Enrique Marquez, who has been charged with aiding in the deadly Dec. 2 attack at the Inland Regional Center. Two people were arrested...
  • What a new California poll means for Trump, Cruz campaigns

    04/07/2016 5:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 7, 2016 | David Montero
    Donald Trump holds a seven-point lead over Ted Cruz in a new California Field Poll, but his support in Southern California is a mixed bag - as the Republican frontrunner faces a large deficit in Los Angeles County while drawing broad support in surrounding Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Field Research Corporation poll released Thursday shows Trump holding 39 percent of the support among Republicans identified as likely voters in the June 7 primary, while the Texas senator has the backing of 32 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed both with 18 percent, while 11 percent remained undecided....
  • Muslim terror cell opened fire on hikers and campers in Calif. park shouting “Allahu Akbar!”

    03/30/2016 2:53:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/29/16 | Pam Geller
    Muslim terror cell opened fire on hikers and campers in Calif. park shouting “Allahu Akbar!” ByPAMELA GELLER on March 29, 2016 JIHAD IN AMERICA 185 Comments TerrorCell4 Earlier this morning or very late last night (in my world) I received a strange and disturbing report that a group of Muslim men opened fire on hikers and campers in a large state park in California. Unable to confirm the source, I waited to post. More info is coming in ….. Of course there has been no reporting from the enemedia on this. A heavily armed group of men with Middle Eastern...
  • Apple Phone Broken

    03/28/2016 3:01:02 PM PDT · by DugwayDuke · 95 replies
    FoxNews | 3/28/2016 | FoxNews
    Foxnews announced FBI has broken into San Bernadino terrorist phone without aid from apple.
  • Obama at SXSW: ‘Absolutist view’ on digital privacy cannot prevail

    03/12/2016 5:10:52 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2016 | Mike Debonis
    AUSTIN -- President Obama defended government efforts to preserve law enforcement access to digital devices Friday, telling a crowd that included many technology innovators that society cannot end up "fetishizing our phones above every other value." Obama made his remarks during a keynote discussion at the yearly South by Southwest Interactive conference here, after being asked by Texas Tribune journalist Evan Smith to comment on the larger implications of the pending fight between the FBI and Apple over access to an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino. "The question we now have...
  • Apple: FBI could force us to turn on iPhone camera, mic (FBI could force us to turn on iPh

    If the FBI wins in its case against Apple to help it unlock the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone 5C, it won’t be long before the government forces Apple to turn on users’ iPhone cameras and microphones to spy on them, according to the company’s head of services Eddy Cue. The FBI has demanded that Apple creates custom software that bypasses certain security features of the company’s iOS to allow law enforcement to brute force the passcode of the gunman’s iPhone 5C. But according to Apple, making the modifications necessary in this case would set a dangerous precedent in offering backdoors...
  • Feds slam Apple's "corrosive" rhetoric

    03/10/2016 9:08:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Shawn Price
    The Department of Justice slammed Apple for "false" and "corrosive" rhetoric in a new document released Thursday. The document is the DOJ's legal response to Apple's refusal to comply to the United States District Court in California, which ordered Apple to assist the FBI. The FBI will face off against Apple at a March 22 hearing in Riverside, Calif.
  • Geller: SPLC Blames Me for the San Bernardino Jihad Massacre

    03/04/2016 4:34:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/4/16 | Pamela Geller
    Media bias is well established. People are used to the mainstream media shilling for far-left causes and covering up the reality of jihad terror. But on Sunday, “reporter” George Mattar of The Intelligencer interviewed Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in a piece that is far worse than mere yellow journalism. It’s a blood libel: Potok actually claimed that I am responsible for the San Bernardino jihad massacre, in which two devout Muslims murdered fourteen Muslims for the Islamic State. Mattar asserted that “the number of hate groups in the United States is on the rise, according...
  • Apple to court: Government can't force us to write code

    02/25/2016 4:30:01 PM PST · by gorush · 91 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 25, 2016: 6:30 PM ET | David Goldman, Jose Pagliery and Laurie Segall
    Apple has formally laid out its legal defense against a court order forcing it to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.In a filing Thursday, Apple argued the court order violated its constitutional rights under the First and Fifth Amendments. In its filing, released early before a Friday deadline, Apple called the "conscription" of an American company to do the government's bidding "unprecedented."
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee gets 5 years in prison in corruption case

    02/24/2016 1:58:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | Maura Dolan and Patrick McGreevy
    A federal district judge sentenced former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. He was also fined $20,000. Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved exchanging official acts for money, conspiring to traffic in weapons and money laundering. Specifically, Lee promised an undercover FBI agent favors in return for campaign contributions. During the hourlong proceedings, Yee asked the court for leniency in light of his public humiliation, his wife's severe illness, his admissions of wrongdoing and his...
  • Apple posts open letter: ‘Answers to your questions about Apple and security’

    02/22/2016 8:37:03 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 78 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | February 22, 2016 | Apple Inc.
    Apple has posted an open letter to customers: “Answers to your questions about Apple and security.” Here it is, verbatim:Why is Apple objecting to the government's order?The government asked a court to order Apple to create a unique version of iOS that would bypass security protections on the iPhone Lock screen. It would also add a completely new capability so that passcode tries could be entered electronically.This has two important and dangerous implications:First, the government would have us write an entirely new operating system for their use. They are asking Apple to remove security features and add a new ability...
  • Bill plans to ban iPhones from being sold in New York, Apple would face fines of $2,500 per device

    01/30/2016 10:53:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/30/16 | Eric Boehm
    A New York lawmaker has proposed a bill that would ban iPhones from being sold in the state, unless Apple provides special "back doors" that would allow law enforcement to spy on users. That's a double dose of the Nanny State: setting rules for what can be bought and sold, while giving the government an easier way to spy on residents' everyday activities. The bill is sponsored by State Assemblyman Matthew Titone, D-Staten Island, and it would mandate that iPhones and other cell phones sold in New York be "capable of being decrypted and unlocked." The bill has support, perhaps...
  • Judge Orders Apple to Help the FBI Hack San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

    02/16/2016 7:16:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 02/16/2016 | Chris Mills
    According to the AP, it mandates Apple to supply the FBI with software that would prevent the iPhone from being permanently locked after too many unsuccessful password attempts. Apple has long maintained that following iOS 8, it can’t access information on a passcode-encrypted device. This ruling is kind of a way around that: it’s not mandating Apple to break the encryption per se, just help the FBI with what I assume is a very boring brute-force attack. Let’s just hope the passcode isn’t 1234.
  • Apple CEO Cook condemns iPhone 'backdoor' order; calls it 'chilling,' 'dangerous'

    02/17/2016 4:20:38 AM PST · by John W · 282 replies
    upi.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Shawn Price and Andrew V. Pestano
    LOS ANGELES Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said a court order demanding the company create a "backdoor" into the cellphone data of the San Bernardino, Calif., attackers was "chilling" and "dangerous." In a letter to customers, Cook expressed his opposition to the court order. "The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand," Cook wrote. "Compromising the security of our personal information can ultimately put our personal safety at risk. That...
  • Apple Turns Down FBI Demand For Encryption Key Made Under 1789 Law, Defends 4th Amendment

    02/17/2016 8:40:52 AM PST · by redreno · 80 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 02/17/2016 | Grant Stern
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. turned down the FBI’s demand using a 1789 federal ordinance to build a “backdoor” into iPhones allowing law enforcement to defeat encryption as he explained in a “Customer Letter” this morning posted to the company’s website. Apple’s letter kicks off the highest profile defense of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment we are likely to see in our lifetimes
  • Trump Says Apple Should Hack San Bernardino Attacker Phone

    02/17/2016 8:49:09 AM PST · by pgyanke · 225 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/17/2016 | Ryan Struyk
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bashed the tech company Apple today for refusing to help investigators access the iPhone of a San Bernardino attacker. "I agree 100 percent with the courts," he said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "In that case, we should open it up." "To think that Apple won't allow us to get into her cell phone -- who do they think they are?" Trump said. "No, we have to open it up."
  • Apple forced to install back door for iPhones.

    02/17/2016 4:51:49 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 98 replies
    self | 02/17/2016 | self
    We see tremendous push from government for Apple to facilitate back door access to encryption on phones. This apparently to crack the terrorist's iPhone to find out who are their contacts, etc. This appears to be excuse to bypass privacy of phone users under the guise of security. Feds were ignorant to traffic around the terrorist's house. Now the phone is the key to find out who are their contacts? What does the phone reveal that records at the service provider, log of phone calls, doesn't? Where is the NSA and their records and alerts of possible terrorist activity? I...
  • [Vanity] Apple vs FBi

    02/17/2016 6:13:36 PM PST · by AlienCrossfirePlayer · 165 replies
    self | 2016-02-17 | Self
    An Open Memo To Lou Dobbs As CEO, Tim Cooks obligation is to execute the corporate mission. Briefly stated, a corporation must deliver product to customers and return on investment to shareholders. It is not his job to make the nation secure from geo-political terrorism. Your suggestion that Mr. Cook will be culpable when another attack occurs was a stinking cheap shot. Obama has the job of making us secure and is failing us. Today on the sister network Fox News Channel, Obama was heard calling for improved cyber security. Do you see an irony? By resisting encroachment by the...
  • Old Technopanic in New iBottles

    02/18/2016 6:22:23 AM PST · by fruser1 · 1 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | September 23, 2014 | Julian Sanchez
    Gather around young’uns: Back in the antediluvean early 90s, when the digital world was young, a motley group of technologists and privacy advocates fought what are now, somewhat melodramatically, known as the Crypto Wars. There were many distinct battlefields, but the overarching question over which the Crypto Wars were fought was this: Would ordinary citizens be free to protect their communications and private files using strong, truly secure cryptography, or would governments seek to force programmers and computer makers to build in backdoors that would enable any scheme of encryption to be broken by the authorities?
  • Apple unlocked at least 70 iPhones before refusing to hack into terrorist’s device

    02/18/2016 11:59:30 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 268 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 18 Feb 2016 | MEG WAGNER
    The California-based tech giant unlocked dozens of iPhones at federal investigators’ requests between 2008 and 2015, a prosecutor argued last year.
  • Apple unlocked at least 70 iPhones before refusing to hack into terrorist's device

    02/18/2016 12:55:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 75 replies
    Daily News ^ | Feb. 18, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Apple is fighting the FBI over a court order requiring the tech giant to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone — but it appears the company had no problem breaking into at least 70 other protected smartphones. The October refusal bewildered New York prosecutors, who claimed the iPhone maker "complied" with at least 70 other requests to unlock suspects' phones, Motherboard reported at the time. Each request was made under the All Writs Act, a 1789 statute that grants federal courts broad power to issue "necessary or appropriate" writs. "(Apple) had an established procedure to routinely take any of these requests, comply...
  • No, Apple Has Not Unlocked 70 iPhones For Law Enforcement

    02/18/2016 8:40:13 PM PST · by DBG8489 · 24 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Matthew Panzarino
    The more highly technical the basis of a story, the more likely it is that some key detail will get jacked up by a journalist trying to translate it for the public. Call it Panzer's Law. It's only natural, especially when it comes to stories about security and privacy, like the FBI vs. Apple. There are a myriad of complex technical mechanics at play, fiercely difficult Gordian Knots of encryption and hardware solutions to unravel and a number of previous interactions between Apple and the government that have set one precedent or another. But no matter how hard it is,...
  • JOHN MCAFEE: I'll decrypt the San Bernardino phone free of charge... (tr)

    02/19/2016 4:55:27 AM PST · by dayglored · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 19, 2016 | John McAfee
    ... so Apple doesn't need to place a back door on its product Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. It has finally come to this. After years of arguments by virtually every industry specialist that back doors will be a bigger boon to hackers and to our nation's enemies than publishing our nuclear codes and giving the keys to all of...
  • How to Figure Out What Side You're On in the FBI vs. Apple Controversy

    02/19/2016 2:44:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: In the e-mail, "Rush, I'm already getting confused. Despite how much time you have spent and how clearly you've explained this Apple mess, could you make it even simpler for me to understand?" Sure. Here is the simplest way to understand this controversy with Apple, and the iPhone 5c that was possessed by the terrorist. Do you like the fact -- now that you've learned it -- that the government cannot crack your phone? Do you like that? How many of you up until now think that the government could have gotten into your phone, followed you...
  • Apple: FBI changed the password on San Bernardino terrorist’s phone and then forgot it

    02/19/2016 5:04:47 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 70 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 19, 2016 | Twitchy staff
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  • San Bernardino Shooter's Apple ID Passcode Changed While in Government Possession, Apple Says

    02/19/2016 5:07:38 PM PST · by rpierce · 375 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/19/2016 | Jack Date
    The Apple ID passcode for the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone was changed less than 24 hours after authorities took possession of the device, a senior Apple executive said today. And Apple could have recovered information from the phone had the Apple ID passcode not been changed, Apple said. If the phone was taken to a location where it recognized the Wi-Fi network, such as the San Bernardino shooters' home, it could have been backed up to the cloud, Apple suggested. ... The auto reset was executed by a county information technology employee, according to a federal official. Federal investigators only...
  • JOHN MCAFEE: I'll Decrypt the San Bernardino Phone Free of Charge so Apple Doesn't Need Back Door

    02/19/2016 1:42:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    JOHN MCAFEE: I'll decrypt the San Bernardino phone free of charge so Apple doesn't need to place a back door on its productCybersecurity expert John McAfee is running for president in the US as a member of the Libertarian Party. This is an op-ed article he wrote and gave us permission to run. Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. It has...
  • Secret Memo Details U.S.’s Broader Strategy to Crack Phones (Link Only Due to Copyright concerns)

    02/20/2016 10:09:42 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 134 replies
    Bloomberg Business | February 19, 2016 — 2:00 AM PST | By Michael Riley
    According to Bloomberg News, the White House convened a secret meeting around Thanksgiving, after agreeing not to seek legislation to force companies to install backdoors in mobile devices that encrypt data, to work secretly to do it through other means. Apparently, "other means" may include what we are seeing with the Apple v. FBI Court Order. Link only due to copyright concerns: Secret Memo Details U.S.'s Broader Strategy to Crack Phones.
  • Why you should side with Apple, not the FBI, in the San Bernardino iPhone case

    02/21/2016 11:37:27 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 94 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 02/21/2016 | Robert Spencer
    What the FBI wants to do would make us less secure, even though it’s in the name of keeping us safe from harm. Powerful governments, democratic and totalitarian alike, want access to user data for both law enforcement and social control. We cannot build a backdoor that only works for a particular type of government, or only in the presence of a particular court order.” In the age of Obama and Hillary Clinton, that is a very serious concern. What the FBI wants to do would make us less secure, even though it’s in the name of keeping us safe...
  • Government Sinks Teeth Into Apple's Security Core

    02/21/2016 7:33:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    I view Apple with almost as much loathing as I save for overzealous federal prosecutors. My last Apple phone was a lemon. The "Genius Bar" isn't. When I hear Apple extol its vaunted regard for privacy, I think of all the invasive personal questions my iPhone used to ask before I could download a free app. That was before I switched to Android. Liberated from 1 Infinite Loop -- that's is Apple headquarters' precious Cupertino street address -- I am free of owners' cultish reverence for all things iPhone. So when I began reading CEO Tim Cook's open letter outlining...