Matthew Phelan · 09/18/14 12:18PM

Otherwise Charming Comedic Actor Stephen Fry Praises Apple's New Voluntary Tracking and Surveillance Device | "Utterly gorgeous objects in the hand and to the eye," says the Golden Globe-nominated performer, in stark contrast to his many other admirable qualities.

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.

Private Company Will Monitor Every Car Driving In Hungary In Real Time

Matthew Phelan · 07/14/14 12:35PM

Hungary's Ministry of National Development (MND) quietly plans to spend 12 billion forints ($52,615,440 in USD) on a real-time, nationwide license plate-monitoring system tied to e-tolls. What follows is a translation of a post on Gawker's Hungarian-language site Cink, that I asked my friend's father to help with.