Saturday, 27 September 2014

In Passing

The last refuge of the scoundrel

It’s For Your Own Good. Now Shut Up.  Dept

John J. Escalante, chief of detectives, Chicago Police Department:
‘‘Apple will become the phone of choice for the pedophile.’’.
So always remember, boyz-n-girlz:  Next time you fear you’re losing the argument, just drag in the kids.

UPDATE (141001)Make That ‘‘Scoundrels’’
Yet another US official has played the ‘‘think of the children’’ card, taking Apple and Google to task for implementing stronger encryption policies in their mobile platforms.

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said that child predators could use the encryption settings in mobile platforms to evade authorities and hide illegal images and content on their devices from law enforcement.
Well, that didn’t take long!


Elsewhere:

Related:
Electronic Frontier Foundation:  Eight Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography
The Register:  Apple’s warrant canary riddle

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Friday, 26 September 2014

In Passing

Thought experiment

And now: Idiots  Dept

So... what do you suppose would happen if somebody showed up here carrying the New York State Flag?


Or perhaps wearing a ‘‘Greetings from Riyadh’’ t-shirt?


Elsewhere:
(Images from Wikipedia: NY.KSA)

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Friday, 12 September 2014

In Passing

The word for today is ‘‘could’’...

Meet the New Boss  Dept

Investors Business Daily:
Republican Majority in House and Senate Could Stop Unlawful President

And I could be winning Powerball this weekend...

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

In Passing

OK, everybody back to work...


Vacation’s over.

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