Lawyers wield the most dangerous weapon of all, the law.
"Hunting the most dangerous prey of all..."
I'll give you a twelve minute head start..
Story from 2009: http://io9.com/5434752/real+life-synthehol-will-get-you-buzzed-but-never-drunk
One of the early projects that Schneier lead, precipitated by the Y2K date crisis, was a security evaluation of old COBOL system (code-named "ZEBRA") that was still being used by a certain un-named U.S. Government agency.
This mainframe software had not been maintained for some years, except by patching the binary image; no online version of the source code was available. It would be too hard to audit that way, so they decided to upload the original code (from paper), recompile, diff against the binaries, and eventually reconstruct accurate source code for the Y2K bugs and security issues.
Schneier's group decided to use OCR. The source code had been "line printed" on "greenbar" paper, where alternate lines have a light green background stripes for contrast. The problem was that OCR scanners of the day were designed only for black-and-white, and would get confused by the green stripes, and sometimes mis-scan some letters and numbers, making this source code unreliable. This required them to manually read and type in corrections, to about half the code!
Bruce Schneier is an outspoken critic of agencies like the DHS and the TSA, but he has been a consultant for the Government in the past. And as you can see from the above story, he was originally an early proponent of scanners, and only in more recent years has spoken out against them. So it is quite reasonable to ask if Bruce Schneier has ever changed his stripes.
@enaBLE (capability) wHEEL
There are other (and even older) examples; that is just the one that occurred to me first...
Some versions of Unix support capabilities, of course. Here we are using the word "capability" in a more abstract sense like the non-technical word "permission"; the system need not be capability-based. So it seems to me that all that Apple has patented is the use of the lock screen and PIN as the UI to enable the capability: the password determines which capabilities will be unlocked. And lock screens and PINs are nothing new. And inputting different passwords to cause different effects is not new, either. A good modern example of such security-through-obscurity is TrueCrypt hidden volumes. I haven't read the patent, but it seems like every element is old hat, and the combination seems pretty much "...on a mobile device".
try to look up what a burka is, it is probably not what you think
And I doubt those who wear burka intend to drive [...]
I live in Falls Church, VA, a couple miles outside of D.C. down the street from the 9/11 Mosque, and there is a large Muslim population here. In a five mile radius, every day, I see hundreds of women in burkas (there are hundreds just in my apartment building alone) and a lot of them are driving.
A spokesman for LG was reportedly overheard to say, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly...""
Link to Original Source