Weekend tech reading: Fifth Amendment protects encrypted storage

By Matthew · 14 replies
Feb 26, 2012
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  1. Court: Fifth Amendment protects suspects from having to decrypt hard drives In a ruling that could have broad ramifications for law enforcement, a federal appeals court has ruled that a man under…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Apple is the world's most valuable company?

    No offense, but I find that really hard to believe when you factor other, highly profitable industries, such as the oil industry. I think they meant the most valuable *technology* company. Yep.
  3. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    I bet the guy that invented the cell phone got no more than the guy who invented the transistor. Crap. The technical person always loses.
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    The technical person is always remembered and revered in the technical community - Tim Berners Lee, Einstein, Newton etc. The person who made the money is forgotten. Besides, money doesn't mean much when you're dead :)
  5. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Being remembered as the guy who invented something isn't going to mean much when you're dead either. And getting stiffed on the profits from your invention isn't going to keep you happy while you're alive.
  6. Kraemepoo

    Kraemepoo TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +20

    "The dark side of digital distribution" Was quite an interesting read, but not exclusive to phone digital content, or even shady publishers.

    Take a publisher with a good reputation, Blizzard. I'm a huge fan of Blizzard games, love them all, but their unscrupulous business practices often cross the line.
    Example: I paid full price for Diablo 2 the day it released it, played nearly daily when I was in HS. Until one day an "Update" was released one week prior to the expansion pack launch. The update effectively made everything at higher levels immune to all my characters. Not to worry! They then launched an expansion pack exactly one week later to add new types of damage that everything wasn't immune to... only $29.99
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Thats awsome. Now, because of common law, If someone is accused of piracy they don't have to hand over their hard drive!
    Whatever. Ill still buy my games.
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Oh, and instead of giving billions of dollars to shareholders in dividends, they should give billions of dollars to charities, etc.

    That would make me buy apple over PC any day.
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    dlc is great but having the game forever locked into a account with multiple games on it destroys the ability to resell your game on ebay when your bored of it unless you make a new account for each game
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Those are very few people for all the gadgets we have today. I have enough fame. Give me the cold hard cash. Fame doesn't usually pay the rent, nor does it buy an island in the carribean which all should be owned by technical people. Pass america by, asia.
  11. Apple can cease to exist and it won't matter one bit.

    Oh you might hear the wailing of materialistic saps but then - ha ha - it will all be worthwhile.
  12. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Money might not mean much when you are dead, but it sure means a lot when you are alive...
  13. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,045   +680

  14. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Since when does throwing money away make you money and win you the heart of your customer?
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    if that is "throwing money away", then all hope is lost for the world.
    If people made a big deal about it (and with a huge sum of money, people would) then alot of people would look at apple kindly.

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