An earlier version of this page has a paragraph which seems to have been deleted later;
It was not immediately clear what investigators believed they might find on Farook's work phone or why the information would not be available from third-party service providers, such as Google or Facebook, though investigators think the device may hold clues about whom the couple communicated with and where they might have travelled.
Is that "Whom" grammatically correct?
This does raise a 'why' in my mind.
Cant the other service providers (who would it be, AT&T, Verizon?) supply the 'traffic analysis of who they communicated with? Isn't this the sort of "metadata" that the government spies are supposed to be collecting?
Opening the phone won't give the content of the messages past, they are gone like the snows of yesteryear. Dead as the author of that famous quote.
So what are the FBI looking for? The address book? I'm not sure how helpful that will be and its likely to cast suspicion on innocent parties.
He makes the case that once you put a computer in something it stops being that something and becomes a computer.
Camera + computer => computer
well 28 years actually ...
So, the two-way tv sets of Orwell's novel have arrived, over a quarter of a century late!
It just goes to show. Science fiction things like the Star Trek communicator (Motorola flip phones) or the tricorder (some of the enhanced versions of the Newton) or the data Pad (the real world version has an extra 'i') we do pretty quickly, but if its a mainstream novel, the kind of thing that my old Eng Lit teacher would approve of (he snivelled at SF and cringed at its mention) then it seems three isn't the same enthusiasm about replicating its technology.
- Books that Changed my Life: 1984 by George Orwell (caracaleo.com)
- Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four forecast for Hollywood remake (guardian.co.uk)
- Near-Future Fiction (madgeniusclub.com)
- Orwell vs. The U.S. House of Representatives (pubcit.typepad.com)
- And the privacy invasion award goes to ... (sgtreport.com)
- How to resist Big Brother 2.0 (blogs.reuters.com)
- Microsoft speaks on privacy following 'NUad' concerns (thenextweb.com)
- Glancee + Facebook = Orwell's Big Brother in Spades..... (tishgrier.wordpress.com)
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