Apple vs FBI: Popcorn time

This is getting funny.

Common Software Would Have Let FBI Unlock Shooter’s iPhone
The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

If the technology, known as mobile device management, had been installed, San Bernardino officials would have been able to remotely unlock the iPhone for the FBI without the theatrics of a court battle that is now pitting digital privacy rights against national security concerns.

So the county was paying for a service that would have gotten the FBI into the phone and cloud, but never bothered installing it. Instead, they screwed up and reset the cloud password, locking themselves out of what they want. Then they went to a federal judge and lied about how it happened.

And the judge ordered Apple to fix everyone else’s mistakes.

Did I miss anything?

3 thoughts on “Apple vs FBI: Popcorn time

  1. MamaLiberty February 21, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    What brand of popcorn do you suggest? What I have is rather old and stale, and this looks as if it might drag on for a while. I’d like to have nice, fresh popcorn… LOL


    • Bear February 21, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      I don’t think there’s much difference between brands, except in flavored microwaveable. Just go with what you like.

      Regular popcorn: when it old, the kernels dry our to much for a steam explosion. Try putting it in a jar, adding a teaspoon of water, then shake it to get water on all kernals. Pour of any excess water and seal the jar for a couple of days.


      • MamaLiberty February 21, 2016 / 4:33 pm

        LOL! I seldom eat popcorn, hence the aging of what I have in the pantry. My air popper died, and I just never replaced it. Long ago, I grew some popcorn that was the best tasting I ever had. Too bad corn doesn’t grow well here… too cool. But it is a healthy snack, and I may just revisit the new popper. It’s a wonderful excuse to eat BUTTER!! LOL


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