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Posted on September 23rd, 2013 at 11:59 AM EST
There’s been a lot of fuss about Touch ID – the fingerprint reading system in Apple’s new iPhone 5s – since its release. For that matter, the furor actually started long before release, when the fingerprint reader was nothing but a rumor. It seems like almost every security expert has been making the most of every opportunity to take a potshot at Touch ID. One would get the idea that Touch ID was going to cause the Armageddon. The reality, though, is far less scary than people would like you to believe. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 11th, 2013 at 9:07 AM EST
News about the US government’s PRISM program, which supposedly had direct access to the servers of numerous large companies, has been everywhere. It’s got all the great hooks of any good conspiracy theory: invasion of privacy, abuse of power, cover-ups on a massive scale, etc. That’s a bit of a problem, though… how could such a story be true? How is it that the government has been siphoning data from all these different companies for years without anyone ever saying anything about it? Recent developments would seem to indicate that the reason for that is that it isn’t actually true. Read the rest of this entry »