by Alfred Ng
Turns out Apple isn’t too cool for school.
The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called “Today at Apple.” The free program will be open to the public and include more than 60 different classes on topics such as art, design, coding and photography.
The sessions will kick off worldwide in May at all 495 Apple’s stores.
Read more here about the free classes to be taught by “Creative Pros”…
- Apple makes iWork, iMovie & GarageBand apps free to all Mac & iOS users (techcrunch.com)
- No, the 5th Ave Apple Store’s glass cube isn’t going anywhere (permanently) (feedproxy.google.com)
Senior Staff Attorney
“The border is not a Constitution-free zone, but sometimes the rules are less protective of travelers and some border agents can be aggressive,” said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz. “That can put unprepared travelers in a no-win dilemma at the U.S. border. We need clearer legal protections for everyone, but in the meantime, our report and pocket guides aim to put more power back into the hands of travelers.”
For “Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border”:
For EFF’s pocket guide:
For EFF’s summary of your constitutional rights:
- How to protect your phone from border guards, and why it’s probably a bad idea (mashable.com)
- Digital Device Searches At Border Fall Into Legal Gray Zone (miami.cbslocal.com)
- Electronic Media Searches At Border Crossings Raise Worry (sacramento.cbslocal.com)
A curious download hit Apple’s app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.
It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their first iOS app.
The Multipeer Connectivity Framework enables users to flexibly use WiFi and Bluetooth peer-to-peer connections to chat and share photos even without an Internet connection. Big deal, right?
But here’s the really big deal — it can enable two users to chat not only without an Internet connection, but also when they are far beyond WiFi and Bluetooth range from each other — connected with a chain of peer-to-peer users between one user and a far-away Internet connection.
- How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World(apple4ladies.com)
- FireChat Promises Internet-Free Chat Between iOS Devices(macrumorsguru.com)
- FireChat Lets You Keep Chatting Without An Internet Connection(business2community.com)
- FireChat is a new way to chat “off the grid” but caution is advised(apple4ladies.com)
- New iPhone app lets you send texts even without ‘cellular signal’(hispanicbusiness.com)
- New FireChat App Takes Mobile Chatting ‘Off The Grid’(mobilemarketingwatch.com)
- Text Without Internet or Cellular Service with FireChat – Free Download(news.softpedia.com)
- NEWS FIIIX: FireChat App Lets You Text And Share Without No Signal, No Bars(thefiiix.com)
- Open Garden retools its crowdsourced mesh technology for an iOS messaging app (gigaom.com)
Most attorney-client conversations do not get special protections under American law from N.S.A. eavesdropping. Amid growing concerns about surveillance and hacking, the American Bar Association in 2012 revised its ethics rules to explicitly require lawyers to “make reasonable efforts” to protect confidential information from unauthorized disclosure to outsiders.
Last year, the Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, rebuffed a legal challengeto a 2008 law allowing warrantless wiretapping that was brought in part by lawyers with foreign clients they believed were likely targets of N.S.A. monitoring. The lawyers contended that the law raised risks that required them to take costly measures, like traveling overseas to meet clients, to protect sensitive communications. But the Supreme Court dismissed their fears as “speculative.”
- Spying by NSA Ally Entangled US Law Firm – New York Times (nytimes.com)
- Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm (wikileaks-forum.com)
- NSA, Australian liaison office monitored U.S. law firm representing Indonesia in a trade dispute. National Security huh ?(familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- The NSA Ministry of Truth Is Spying on Our U.S. Law Firms(independentsentinel.com)
- Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm… (redflagnews.com)
- Eavesdropping Ensnared American Law Firm (nytimes.com)
- NSA Ally Spied on US Law Firm (yro.slashdot.org)
- NSA Monitored Communications of American Law Firm Representing Indonesia in Trade Dispute (matthewaid.com)
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- Apple guilty of ebook price fixing, says judge (theverge.com)
- Judge says Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books (scooprocket.com)
- U.S. judge rules Apple conspires to raise prices on e-books (panarmenian.net)
- Judge Rules that Apple Conspired to Raise Prices on eBooks (the-digital-reader.com)
- Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books, judge in antitrust case rules (business.financialpost.com)
- Judge says Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books (@jonathanspicer / Reuters) http://t.co/IVx8OhCR4Q http://t.co/R3Dc8d5Gj0 (reuters.com)