A virtual hoard of the shiny things I find on the internet.
It would be adorable if it weren’t so enraging that Orin Kerr apparently thinks there’s this bright line between “wrongdoers” and the government. It’s like he’s completely slept through FISA, the NSA, Ferguson, and like… everything else that’s happened in the last several years.
That is some Rip Van WInkle level shit.
A lot of people forget that Apple was a company founded by hippies. And it’s currently being run by a gay man Of A Certain Age who probably remembers very well when people like him had to hide important truths about themselves from the government. (Which, for the record, was not actually all that long ago.) Try being a gay service member under DADT served with a search warrant for your phone, even for an unrelated matter.
Warrants are supposed to function as an important check on the powers of law enforcement, but it’s well-established precedent that anything inevitably found in the course of execution of a search warrant, even if unrelated to the original warrant, is fair game. That is not a chance any of us should have to take with our phones, which contain not only gigabytes of data about our own private lives, but access to data about our friends’ private lives as well.
It would be hard to do with Android (the reason Apple can do this is because they have so much control of the platform) but it’s something Google should be examining as well.
Posting this not so much as an endorsement of iPhones in general (though I continue to love mine and always have) but because THIS is the kind of review I want to read- I suppose it’s nice to have side-by-sides of how long device batteries last for hours of video playback or whatever, but what I care about is this:
Will the device support my life? Can it take good photos of my kid in less than optimal conditions? Is it going to crap out on me when we’ve been out having fun all day? Can I see the screen when we’re out in the sun?
A review centered around how well the devices supported tourism with a small child in tow is, as the kids say, RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS.
More reviews like this, please.
This article is about the main commercial corridor that borders my neighborhood. It includes a paragraph about the diner we go to every weekend (where all the photos of Charlie with PAMCAKES AND EGGS are taken).
I’m glad the reinvestment in RIA is proceeding slowly- DC doesn’t need another strip full of small plates places with $14 cocktails. But our neighborhood could totally use some more neighborhood-serving businesses: coffee shops, ice cream places, dry cleaning/clothing alterations, that sort of thing.
[aggressively does job within earshot]