My definition of a "Backdoor" is a way around the built in security features (i.e. the front door). Obviously the definition you are using is what the government is using, when they say they are not asking for a back door.
I'm willing to admit that you could say they are asking for a backdoor with a less secure lock, rather than asking for an unlocked backdoor.
I don't think in the previous cases Apple above and beyond what they legally had to do. They received either a subpoena, warrant or a court ordered "All writs" request and had the information and provided it. Those were legal, reasonable requests.
What they didn't do was write a back door to their phones. There is a vast difference between providing information you have, and creating something that doesn't exist.
I'm pretty sure that the agreement that allowed them to put in the poles in the first place, had a stipulation that other utilities could also use the poles. Every city that I know of does. The only thing that Louisville is doing is expediting the process so that the incumbents can't cause unnecessary delay. I'm try to figure out how that is "allowing others to take possession of their property".
My DirecTV bill just went up another $8.00/month. For my HD DVR I paid them $200 up front. Monthly I then get to pay them $10.00 to use the HD portion of it, and $10.00 to use the DVR portion of it. There is also a $7.00 a month rental fee for the machine, but they give me a $7.00 credit for the first TV.
When DirecTV started you bought your receiver elsewhere and just got the service from them. You had your choice of RCA, Sony, or Hughes receivers. Somewhere along the line they looked at the Cable gravy train and decided to hop on board. I guess they didn't realize that many of their customers came because they were ticked off with cable. Those customers are now ticked off with DirecTV and looking to find a good alternative.
Linking if fundamental to the internet working. If they don't want someone to link to their work, then they don't want people coming to their work, which then begs the question, "Why did you put your work on the internet in the first place?"
I don't understand why the courts continue to allow MM to take entire hard drives with people personal things on them, when there is case president that says you don't have to turn over your entire database, just the relevant records.
I know the argument is "How do we know they turned over all the relevant records". I think the courts should be appointing their own experts to review the hard drives and just report back to MM on if their movies (I use the term loosely) were found and if their is evidence that they were there and deleted. Giving the trolls unfettered access is ridiculous.
So if I read the bill right, it is okay for me to have strong encryption on my iPad, but not my iPhone if I buy them new in New York. It is also okay to have a iPhone with strong encryption if I buy a "Previously Owned, Like New" unit from the local Pawn Shop.
Does his family by any chance own a chain of Pawn Shops?
I didn't receive anything from t-Mobile, but I also don't have a capped data plan with them. I have their unlimited plan. I don't really do a lot of streaming with the phone, so don't know if my video is being throttled or not.
With Vance specifically calling out the iPhone, and saying it is totally out of reach of law enforcement, is it possible that before he made his announcement, he purchased a large block of Apple stock, and is trying to get all the crooks to give up their burner phones and buy iPhones?
Yes the most expensive pack of 3 white+color bulbs and a controller is $200, which at $60 a bulb makes the controller about $30. The entire pack is less that the $500 figure I objected about. You can get a white light only bulb for $15 which is not that out of line with non-intelligent LED bulbs.
I'm ticked at Phillips for introducing the non-campatability, but want to roast them for that, not some exaggerated cost figure.
The update shows up in your app showing there is one to be installed, but not giving you any detail about what it "fixes". It warns you the lights might flash during the process, but gives no hint it is going to brick the non-Phillips lights.