John Paczkowski

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Operations, Transfer All Power From the Reality Distortion Field to the Bad Press Deflector Array

Today is fast turning into an ugly one for Apple (AAPL). In the past 24 hours the company has been beset by bad news. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that one of the company’s iPhone ads is misleading. Apple is being accused of censorship after banning the Murderdrome comic from the App Store for violating the terms of its SDK, which prohibits “content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgment may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.” And now a nasty security bug has surfaced in the company’s iPhone. Seems the passcode lock that allows users to limit access to the device is easily bypassed with just a few finger taps. All an intruder need do to access much of the private information stored in an iPhone’s address book, e-mail or voicemail is simply press the “Emergency Call” key on its passcode entry screen and then double tap its home button. What’s most unfortunate about all this is that Apple fixed a similar vulnerability back in January with iPhone v1.1.3.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik