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  • Jan 14, 2016
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A New York bill would force decryption of smartphones “on demand”

  14 January 2014 – So now we have word that New York Assemblyman Matthew Titone has a bill that forbids the sale of smartphones that can’t be cracked by their manufacturers. On the Wire reports: “A bill that is making its way through the New York state assembly would require that smartphone manufacturers build mechanisms […]


  • Oct 17, 2015
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Is Amazon harming the E-reader category?

  17 October 2015 – There is an interesting piece from TeleRead which argues that Amazon is doing harm to the e-reader category of devices it helped create. The company has been aggressively pushing adoption of its Kindle Fire brand of tablets, dropping the price for the cheapest model down to $50. Compare that to the […]


  • May 14, 2014
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The U.S. Navy develops the world’s worst E-reader. Ever.

  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 14 May 2014 – It is an unspoken rule of military procurement that any IT or communication technology for a “consumer-like” use developed internally will invariably be years behind what is commercially available or technically hobbled to ensure security. One case in point is the uncomfortably backronymed NeRD, or Navy e-Reader […]


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