Apple’s Latest iPhone

September 10, 2013

Puts the focus back on security …::: Apple’s Latest iPhone Puts Focus Back on Fingerprint Security

Placing a finger on a computer or smartphone has long been proposed as a way to avoid the need for passwords to authenticate users of computers and other devices. People familiar with the matter said last week that Apple will include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

And it works equally for all computers and game consoles. But does the NSA agree, or will they just make use of that to make another loss of privacy commonplace?

So now NSA needs a place to store all those fingerprint files, for easy access, and to screen terrorists, of course. … OK by you?

Here’s what Apple is serving up in the iPhone 5:

64-bit A7 chip: The world’s first 64-bit mobile phone with over 1 billion transistors. According to Apple, it has 56times the processing power in the new processor, which can make some apps run as much as five-times faster.

Fingerprint reader: Dubbed “Touch ID,” users can now access their devices with the in-built fingerprint reader. Embedded in the device’s home button, now a stainless steel “detection ring,” it can now read fingerprints 360-degrees at a very high resolution of 500 pixels-per-inch. It can also be used to make in-app purchases.

Complete specs-features,  here


Assault Weapons Ban Had Less Than 40 Votes On Senate Floor

March 20, 2013

“Dianne has worked so hard on this,” Reid said, referring to the ban’s sponsor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “She understands going back to the day she found the mayor dead in his office. I know that, but right now her amendment, using the most optimistic numbers, has less than 40 votes. That’s not 60. I have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues.”

It was a sham bill from the get go … All media hype. We’ve now been told by the US Supreme Court, and nobody can change that.


This is the Ruling Class: Pelosi (9th)=$101 Million and Feinstein (14th)=$69 Million Among Richest in Congress

December 30, 2011

Let’s look at the 1 %ers in Congress.

9. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the ninth richest member of Congress in 2010, with an average net worth of $101,123,032. Much of her wealth is based on her husband’s investments in real estate, a football team and other assets.

14. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was the 14th richest member of Congress in 2010, with an average net worth of $69,046,622. Feinstein’s husband has a number of investments in a diverse range of industires, including a property management firm and a biotech venture.

Read more at washingtonpost.com …


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