FROM Jose Pagliery
Apple v. FBI Apple is refusing to comply with a court order to enable the FBI to access a cellphone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. A federal judge ordered Apple to help the government break the phone’s encryption. But yesterday, CEO Tim Cook refused, saying in a public letter to Apple customers that to do so would compromise every Apple iphone user’s security. What are the legal issues?
Anthem Hack Many of us got an email today from health insurer Anthem saying it had been the victim of hacking. The second largest health insurance company in the US says up to 80 million people may have been affected. The company says medical records and credit card numbers were not stolen, but social security numbers, birthdays, and employment data were.
Hacking Cars Have you ever rolled up your windows at night because you were worried about carjacking? Well, with cars becoming more and more computerized, we may need protection from the threat of car hacking .
Whatever Happened to Heartbleed? On April 9th, everyone was talking about the Heartbleed bug, described as “the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen.” Well, three weeks later, the internet seems to be running just fine. Did we overreact, or is the threat still real?
Computer Insecurity A lot of people today are panicked over the discovery of the so-called Heartbleed computer bug. Heartbleed is a flaw in the software used to protect most public websites that require security, from Google Docs to Amazon, and probably even your bank’s web site. Security experts have called the “Heartbleed” bug catastrophic, but the real fallout has yet to be seen.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.