Monthly Archives: October 2014


Virginia judge: Police can demand a suspect unlock a phone with a fingerprint

But passcodes need not be divulged as per the Fifth Amendment, court says. A Virginia Circuit Court judge ruled on Thursday that a person does not need to provide a passcode to unlock their phone for the police. The court also ruled that demanding a suspect to provide a fingerprint to unlock a phone would be constitutional. The ruling calls into question the privacy of some iPhone 5S, 6, and 6 Plus users who have models equipped with TouchID, the fingerprint sensor

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How EA’s jet-setting founder avoided $26 million in taxes

“I bought a private jet because I thought it would make me more efficient in my work.” In the early 2000s, William “Trip” Hawkins—founder of video game publisher Electronic Arts—was living the good life. He owned a private jet, two multi-million-dollar homes, sent his kids to private school, had four vehicles between himself and his wife, held San Francisco Giants season tickets, and employed a private staff. Hawkins appeared to be flush with cash. He once had an estimated worth of

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Health Insurance in the United States

I have health insurance. After years of not having health insurance I have health insurance through my employer since October 1st, 2014. For me not having health insurance was just cheaper than having it. I am basically a healthy guy. I saved every month something to cover the health expenses and my doctor is a good guy, he gives me his services at a very reasonable rate. But now it is the law in the United States to be health insured

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