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Submission + - USDOJ Rebuttal distortion field... (appleinsider.com)

jazzis writes: As the Apple vs. FBI encryption debate heats up in California, the U.S. government on Thursday fired back at Apple's oppositions to a court order compelling its assistance in an FBI investigation, and in a new motion discounted a number of arguments related to supposed backdoors, "master keys," the All Writs Act and more.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 583

This is FUD, plain and simple. Implying that Apple is as bad (or even close) as Microsoft is disingenuous. A big fuss was made when Spotlight searches were sent along with a rough location estimate to Apple, who used the data (without the IP address) to execute a Bing search. This functionality can be turned off very easily in Yosemite and El Capitan. There is no massive phoning home in OS X like what occurs with Windows 10. The Spotlight search really isn't any different than the "controversy" over searches in Ubuntu.

Mod up as Informative.

Submission + - Mozilla Document Shows Firefox OS Tablet, TV stick, Router, Keyboard Computer

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this month, Mozilla announced that Firefox OS smartphones would no longer be sold via carriers. Because the company refused to talk about what’s next for Firefox OS, aside from saying it will experiment with “connected devices,” many were left simply to speculate as to what could be in the pipeline. Today, we have a leaked document, which Mozilla confirmed is legitimate.
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Beijing Issues 'Red Alert' Over Smog (independent.co.uk) 145

An anonymous reader writes: The Chinese capital of Beijing has issued a "red alert" for air quality within the city, the first time the city has reached the level of caution where it's deemed "unhealthy" for all residents. Starting Tuesday morning, schools will be shut down, the production of smoke will be limited, and cars will be under an odd/even alternate day ban while the local government waits for air quality to improve. It's expected to last until mid-day on Thursday when the weather looks likely to blow it away. "Air pollution monitors showed that areas of Beijing had more than 256 micrograms per cubic metre of the poisonous particles. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that anything over 25 micrograms is considered unsafe. The poisonous smog in Beijing is caused by the burning of coal for industry and heating, as well as huge amounts of dust from the city's many construction sites. The problem is being made yet worse by high humidity and low wind." The city has been in bad shape for a while now, and Greenpeace called for this very measure a week ago.

Comment Re:Typical crApple loving faggot (Score 0) 412

You crApple loving faggots can't tell the difference between "their" and "there" so it makes all your "points" null and void except for one, you are a cock-sucking crApple fanboi sheep and a fucktard.

Troll posting as AC asshole complains about language usage, and uses idiot language to express displeasure with spelling meanings. Duh.

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