Apple’s iMessage encryption trips up feds’ surveillance | Politics and Law – CNET News

The DEA has figured out that getting a wiretap order for an iPhone, executed at the phone company, doesn’t get them iMessage content. It’s pretty obvious the various TLAs engaged in law enforcement will use this as a concrete example to push the “Going Dark” initiative to get CALEA reinterpreted (or legislated) to cover various internet based communication services. And designing a service to use end-to-end protection will be right out. iMessage is a special case here, since it inserts itself into the normal text message user interface. It’s the phone’s preferred way to send messages, and from the user’s
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Categories: Crypto, IM, iPhone, Politics and Local Topics, and Rants and Rambling.

Incidental Sci-Fi music?

OK, it’s been edited in post a bit by hand and the audio stretching tool programatically adds some harmonics, but that doesn’t change how neat it sounds to take a modem-sync conversation and stretch it by 700%: I came upon this via Bad Astronomy: Slodem, but he originally got it from reddit
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Categories: General.

Political Fallout

It’s started. We knew it would. Japan current nuclear plant problem is real. I don’t want to take anything away from that. But the anti-nuclear rhetoric is already starting. This big scary nuke plants must be a danger to us all. And I freely admit, there are dangers involved. The only rational response I can think of, is a quote from Wikipedia: Comparing the historical safety record of civilian nuclear energy with other forms of electrical generation, Ball, Roberts, and Simpson, the IAEA, and the Paul Scherrer Institute found in separate studies that during the period from 1970 to 1992,
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Categories: Dear God, Make It Stop!, Politics and Local Topics, Rants and Rambling, and Tech.