State Police Used Tear Gas on Ferguson Protestors, Tried to Deny It

Matthew Phelan · 08/17/14 08:30AM

In an attempt to enforce last night's Governor Nixon-imposed curfew, the Missouri Highway Patrol fired tear gas into a crowd of protestors last night, then told reporters that they had only fired smoke bombs, backtracked, admitted that it was tear gas, and ultimately arrested seven protestors. Also, a guy was shot.

Apple Snuck Backdoor Surveillance Tools Into Their (i.e. Your) iOS

Matthew Phelan · 07/25/14 08:30AM

Innovation did not die with Steve Jobs. Apple has quietly installed data discovery software, including a file-relay tool that can bypass backup encryption, in around 600 million iPhones, iPads, and other devices running their latest iOS. You are correct to surmise that this has been a boon to law enforcement.