You've got that backwards. The current electoral college system silences the votes of conservatives in California and Democrats in Republican states. By removing the electoral college, you allow votes to actually mean something.
Don't mistake a lack of comprehensive user data (in an easy to interpret format) as an intentional protection by Apple. Google has intentionally provided this information in an easy to analyze format for everyday users, and it's because of this that the police are able to use this information. I'd always prefer knowing what is being recorded than not knowing. Additionally, location history provides alibis for those being unfairly accused of a crime.
It's also important to note that the anti-theft law is only intended to brick a device to prevent it from being used on another network without the owners consent. The software in no way gives the ability to unlock a phone already secured, only brick it.
Older devices have historically had more potential vulnerabilities to exploit than newer systems. I don't have this l the link on me right now but I believe that there was a court case about the legality of monitoring someone's phone based on the age of the device and its capabilities.
Did he really think he'd get away with that after Edward Snowden's recent whistle blowing? More than anything the U.S. government would ensure the security of it's military vessels. He should have assumed - like the prince from zimbabwe offer - that it was just a scam.
edwardaki writes: On the service side, the company appears ready to announce the iRadio streaming service after a week of furious deal-making with record labels. This week, sources confirmed that Apple had agreements with the three big music labels: Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music. The sources were not authorized to speak on the record. The new service is said to be an ad-based, free streaming music service. It represents a major new step for Apple, which practically invented the digital download market for music.
edwardaki writes: Cole said he's willing to give AT&T some time to fix the problem. Other carriers offer service in the area, but Cole said he's on a family plan. He can't drop his service when the rest of his family doesn't have any problems. Connie Smith, who works at the Dewey County Courthouse in Taloga, said she and fellow AT&T customers are growing frustrated. She often hears it from landmen from out of town who come to the courthouse to search property records but can't check their emails or take calls on their phones.
John Allsup writes: I have been reading through copyright law (UK, since that is where I live) and have noticed that they talk about 'sound recording's and yet never define them clearly in the context of digital information. Is there are non-absurd legal definition of 'sound recording' that makes sense in the age of the modern digital computer? I began thinking this through whilst writing content for a lightweight wikiwiki site.
nedko.m writes: NASA's Mars rover 'Opportunity' found clay minerals in an ancient rock on the rim of the Endeavour Crater on Mars. The discovery suggests that neutral-pH water — slightly salty, and neither too acidic nor too alkaline for life — once flowed through the area, probably during the first billion years of Martian history. Opportunity's latest discovery fits well with one made recently on the other side of the planet by the rover's bigger, younger cousin Curiosity, which found strong evidence that its landing site could have supported microbial life in the ancient past. Such observations could help scientists map out Mars' transition from a relatively warm and wet world long ago to the cold and dry planet we know today