The Amazon-Hachette deal is a completely different situation. Amazon is using its market power to strong-arm Hachette into providing lower prices to Amazon than Hachette offers to other resellers. This is a classic case of collusion, and should be stopped on anti-trust grounds.
The security key won't respond if it doesn't receive the right message from the website. Some detail here: http://fidoalliance.org/specs/... (See section 6, page 11)
1. The disparity remains even after correcting for career differences. Women within the same career make substantially less, in virtually every career.
2. The differences in careers between men and women are also a result of sexism. So the headline number of 70 cents on the dollar is the correct one to use.
That article states explicitly that women are the majority of domestic violence victims. It's just trying to state that men are more common victims than is frequently believed. Which makes sense. But women still make up a very disproportionate fraction of injuries and murders in domestic violence.
See here for some less-skewed statistics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...
In particular: "A Canadian study showed that 7% of women and 6% of men were abused by their current or former partners, but female victims of spousal violence were more than twice as likely to be injured as male victims, three times more likely to fear for their life, twice as likely to be stalked, and twice as likely to experience more than ten incidents of violence."
So yeah, you can twist the numbers to make it look as if men are the victims here. While some are, most are not.
This isn't just about the government invading peoples' rights. This is also about basic data security.
These days, people often carry quite a lot of sensitive information on their phones (e.g. sensitive pictures). If the contents of the phone are not encrypted, then anybody who gets their hands on the phone can access that information. This is extremely unsafe. I could easily imagine somebody building small, hand-held device which will plug into an iOS or Android phone and download its contents within a minute or two (such devices may already exist, I don't know, I haven't looked). All you'd need is for somebody to leave their phone unattended for a short time, and all of their data could be lost.
So what the FBI is really asking here is for people to never be safe with their data. They're not just asking for the ability to look at your information, if they were to be listened to, your information wouldn't be safe from anybody else either.
Looks like the plaintiff in the case is one David Elliott, who owns the domains "googleDonaldTrump.com" and "googlegaycruises.com" (maybe others as well? I don't know...). Getting rid of spam URL's like these should improve the overall Internet.
1. Rapes in prisons hardly factor into the daily lives of people outside of prisons. Women in prisons face a far, far higher chance of being raped than men in prisons.
2. Women are approximately three times more likely to be on the receiving end of intimate partner violence, according to this link.
3. Black people are far, far more likely to be convicted of the same crime than white people, so it isn't at all clear that they are more violent in actuality.
How about, "More than their percent in the population," which in this case would be about 50%. Women face injury and death in far, far higher numbers at the hands of men than the reverse. They also face rape at the hands of men in far, far higher numbers than the reverse. And when they post online, they face threats of rape in far, far higher numbers than men do.