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.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.