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Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.
The activist hacker group known as Anonymous has declared cyber war on ISIS, and the group's first action was to identify more than 900 Twitter accounts that were then suspended. The move comes in the wake of a series of terrorist attacks in France on Friday, with Anonymous bragging that its members are better hackers than OpISIS, the hacking arm of the terrorist organization.
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We all feel it, the siren call of increased security so we can prevent another horrific terror attack. In France, in Britain, throughout Europe, in the U.S., in every country opposed to extremist Islamists, we feel that call. But we must resist the urge to throw privacy out the window in the name of fighting terrorism because we will get nothing in return.
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A double decker tour bus crashed into an Apple Store construction site Friday afternoon in Union Square in San Francisco in an incident that involved multiple cars, at least one cyclist, and ended up sending some 20 people to the hospital.
Rumors and leaks for the next Apple Watch are already hitting the circuit, with an executive at manufacturer Quanta telling the world that Apple will ship the next Apple Watch near the end of the second quarter of 2016, with volume shipments early in the next quarter.
"Apple is open." It was a standalone sentence in a long email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to his employees in the wake of a racial profiling incident at an Apple Store in Australia. That email reiterated a philosophy Mr. Cook has stated many times, that Apple is a company open to everyone, "regardless of race or religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, disability, income, language or point of view."
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Bryan Chaffin noted in yesterday's coverage that Silicon Valley as a whole skews left of center compared to much of the rest of the U.S., but Tim Cook is emerging as a champion of equality and inclusion.
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