To discourage users from jailbreaking their iPhones (which is legal now, btw), Apple recently filed a patent for spyware that would detect unlocked phones and enable them to remotely lock out unauthorized iOS users. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has lashed out at Apple’s patent application, coining a new term “traitorware” for software that goes beyond spyware to activate your devices on the sly and use them against you.
Jon Stewart continued his coverage of the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate last night, focusing on Fox News’ incongruities harder than he ever has. In a segment called “The Parent Company Trap,” Stewart shared with his viewers how Fox News’ plan to “follow the money” from mosque builder Imam Rauf to terrorists will be a tricky one because it leads right back to Fox News.
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A car tears down the middle of a highway and disintegrates on impact with the underpass. It was captured on camera by a guy whose other home videos now seem even more boring.
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It’s happening all over, in all sorts of families, not just young people moving back home but also young people taking longer to reach adulthood overall. It’s a development that predates the current economic doldrums, and no one knows yet what the impact will be.
Political spying is nearly as bad now as it was during the Cold War. The ACLU reports that Americans are harassed and under surveillance for exercising their First Amendment rights.