Maybe the contents of the phone contained NO helpful information pertaining to the investigation - and perhaps the FBI doesn't want to admit that they jumped created this huge FUSS and it provided no distinctive investigative advantage over not having access to the data on the phone.
I tend to agree - file this under "too little, too late"
By the time these kids grow up and enter the job market, the practical aspect of what they are being taught today will likely be obsolete.
Public education simply can't keep pace with the rate at which technology advances and changes.
I'm even more worried about the effect that _FORCING_ computer science on kids in schools will have on their choice to enter the field.
Ex: I reside in Canada where I was forced to take French from grades 4-9
To this day I don't speak a word of French.
Food for Thought.
This is a GOOD thing!
Apple, you have TOO MUCH security!
ASUS, you have TOO LITTLE security!
Make up you're friggin' mind Uncle Sam... Security is either good for everyone, or bad.
Real Life Mr Fusion?
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Whenever someone finds a new & innovative way to make money, along comes the establishment with its hand out to take a cut of the action...
Be it government, utility, or otherwise.
If passed, New York Assemblyman Matthew Titone's smartphone should be the first phone to be unlocked and decrypted on demand for the whole world to see (LIVE on CNN).
Sadly, after reading the article - this appears to be an indication of the level of "iOS Hate[rs]" in the Andriod community, rather than a cogent assessment of the application's quality or ease of use.
I'm almost certain most of the 1-star reviews come from people who recently made the jump in the other direction, from iOS -> Android.
I find it hard to believe that invasive access to a smart phone is the only way to solve a crime, murder 1 or otherwise.
Well, if $150k in Silicon Valley is "Good", then YES: 100K in Silicon Valley would actually be an "entry level CS salary"
(as scary as that is, being equivalent to the $50-77k we're used to for the same entry level CS job here in Canada)
Consider that a nice 1 bedroom condo in downtown Toronto might go for $400k
The same size of Condo would be priced at $900k in San Mateo.
Salaries for the same job scale with the cost of living (although not a perfect 1:1)
$150k in Silicon Valley = $90k in a more modest location... (adjusted for the cost of living in the area)
My $0.02 CDN.
The first computer controlled X-ray machine.... which accidentally irradiated some people to death...
due to *gasp* software faults! (say it ain't so!)
I first heard about the Therac-25 during my "Ethics in Computer Science" class many years ago - it made an excellent case study... about problems just like this one.
Once the textbooks get updated, Therac-25 will be replaced with a case study about the a400m roll out. ^_^
MD5 checksums - checked against those published by the author IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE CERTAIN.
Why did they have the smash physical beer bottles - isn't there an App for that??
If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.