Maine Yet Again Likely To Elect A Governor Who Most People Didn’t Vote For, And That’s Okay

For the ninth time since 1974, the next Governor of Maine will likely be elected with less than 50% of the vote.

F.B.I. Director Hints At Regulatory Action Against Apple, Google Over Encyrption

Law enforcement remains unhappy about the recent changes that will make it harder to break into a locked smartphone.

Google Being Targeted Over Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos

Attorneys for celebrities caught up in the leak of nude photographs are targeting Google.

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Law Enforcement Claims New Apple And Google Encryption Policies Will Hurt Investigations

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are pushing back against Apple and Google’s efforts to provide greater privacy to users.. They’re wrong.

Apple Strikes A Blow For Privacy

A recent change by Apple is good news for advocates of privacy and civil liberties in the Internet Age.

Compact Discs Still Rule The Japanese Music Business

A nation known for adopting new technology is behind the rest of the world in one interesting way.

Apple Announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iWatch, iOS8, and Apple Pay

Apple announced a stunning array of upgraded and new products yesterday.

NFL Punishing Victim in Ray Rice Case

The firing actually hurts Janay Rice much more than it does Ray.

Burger King Should Not Be Condemned If It Moves To Canada For Tax Purposes

The announcement of a potential merger between Burger King and Tim Horton’s has led to much moral preening from the usual suspects.

Another Legal Threat To The Affordable Care Act

A case pending in Federal Court in Washington, D.C. could pose new legal problems for the Affordable Care Act

Are Cell Phones Getting Worse?

Modern devices are more fragile, frustrating, and resource intensive than those of a decade ago.

Supreme Court: Some Employers Can Refuse To Cover Contraceptives For Religious Reasons

Hobby Lobby wins, but it’s unclear just how far this opinion will go.

State Senate Resignation Sends Virginia Budget Negotiations Into Twilight Zone

Some old fashioned political arm twisting has up-ended the apple cart in Richmond.

Bill Gates: The Most Powerful Man in America?

How the richest man in the world quickly changed the education curriculum in 45 states.

What Will SCOTUS Do On Same-Sex Marriage?

Sooner or later, the Supreme Court will have to rule on a challenge to state laws banning same-sex marriage.

Aereo And Broadcast Networks Battle Over The Future Of Television

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will likely be this era’s version of the Betamax case.

RadioShack To Close 500 Stores, America Surprised To Learn RadioShack Still Exists

Can you still buy batteries there, though?

The Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever

Apple’s “1984” Super Bowl commercial ran only once, but it remains in a class by itself.

The State Of The Union Is Pointless

Tonight, the American political system stops to engage in the biggest waste of time ever invented.

Apple Fixing iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death’

Apple is pledging to fix a bug in iOs 7 that I have never experienced and never heard of.

Do What You Hate?

The advice “Do what you love. Love what you do” is not without pitfalls.

Seven Years Ago Today, The iPhone Changed The World

Seven years ago, Steve Jobs showed us that we could literally hold the world in the palm of our hand.

New Beatles Material Being Released Solely To Extend Rights Under Copyright Laws

An example of how copyright laws have been perverted to protect corporate interests rather than encourage artistic creativity.

Is The Tech Bubble Returning?

Some signs from Silicon Valley seem to indicate that the heady days of the 90s Tech Bubble are returning.

Why is Apple So Incompetent?

Why is Apple unable to meet the demand for its products?

Blackberry One Step Closer To Death

Once dominant atop the smartphone market, Blackberry seems to be counting out the days until its demise.

Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Make It Easier For Cops To Search Your Phone

Apple’s new fingerprint sensor. A cop’s best friend?

Eliot Spitzer Plots Return To Politics With Run For NYC Comptroller

Is 2013 the year of second acts in American politics? Eliot Spitzer seems to be the latest disgraced politician to hope that it is.

Prop. 8, DOMA, And Standing In The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s handling of standing in the two same-sex marriage cases likely seems contradictory to many outside observers.

‘Sent From My iPhone’ Disclaimers Work

Those annoying “Sent from my iPhone” signature block disclaimers actually work.

Organ Transplants, Medical Ethics, And Children

Getting the courts involved in the organ transplant issue could end up being a huge mistake.

NSA PRISM Story Overhyped

Not only do we not know the whole story of the NSA data mining operation, key details of what thought we knew are wrong.

NSA Mining Data From Top Internet Content Providers

Big Brother is doing more than just checking your phone records.

Suspect Ordered To Provide Decryption Password: A Fifth Amendment Violation?

New developments in a still very new area of the law.

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How Apple Avoids Paying Taxes

The US Senate wants to know why Apple and other big technology companies are paying so little into the US Treasury.