Inside Robin Roberts’ ‘GMA’ interview with Jussie Smollett – Page Six

I’ll be honest I did not watch the whole interview but the part that I did watch made me think that he was lying through his teeth. I know hindsight is 20/20 but it’s how I felt when I watched it. I thought the tears were phony and his whole storyline made no sense. Just as Robin Roberts said why would you not give up your phone when you are being threatened by two big guys. Your an actor on a successful television program and you can’t afford to get a new phone and it’s worth being injured for it? It didn’t make sense then and now we know it was not true.

Look as a gay man I wanted to believe him. But there were too many holes in the story. one more thing, if someone put a noose around my neck, I certainly would not walk around Chicago with it there and would have figured out a way of hiding it until I got to the hospital. But he did not he wore it all the way to the hospital.

I’ve said this before on this blog. What he did hurts every single person who has been, or will be a target of a hate crime. That’s all I can say at this point without getting angry.

AVB

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Jussie Smollett and Robin Roberts photo credit ABC

It’s OK to leave Facebook – TechCrunch

Yes, this is my second blog post in a row about Facebook. And what this article says makes so much sense. Basically he says that one should think about Facebook like a car. I have a car, I don’t commute to work but use the car occasionally. Some people have a car and they needed to commute to work everyday and use it all the time. Facebook is the car. Use it when you need it but don’t rely upon it all the time unless you desperately need it.

He suggests deleting Facebook from your phone as opposed to deleting your Facebook account. I deleted my Facebook account but I’m one of those people that doesn’t like incremental steps. Deleting Facebook from your phone just means that you’ll have to access Facebook from a laptop which would limit your FaceTime on Facebook and that would be good for you. I actually talk to my friends now as opposed to just interacting over the internet. And my friendships have gotten stronger from it. I hope you will at least delete Facebook from your phone and at the end of the day if you’re not happier, just put it back on your phone and everything will go back the way it was.

AVB

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo credit Vox

Bill Gates sides with FBI over iPhone access issue 

I have said in the past on this blog that I’m going to let minds greater than mine decide how this should go. But thinking about it I’m starting to believe that Apple is using this as a marketing tool. It is completely unreasonable to think that one cannot write a one time only application to open that specific phone and not target all the other phones. If Apple is to be believed each phone has its own encryption. So deciphering the encryption for that one phone would not unlock all the other phones in the Apple world. I’m going with Bill Gates on this one and ask Apple unlock that phone and give the San Bernardino victims closer than they say basically need.
AVB
http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/23/bill-gates-sides-with-fbi/

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FBI rebuts reports that county reset San Bernardino shooter’s iCloud password without consent – LA Times

This issue has become more and more difficult to unravel. This tug of war between Apple and the federal government will go to the Supreme Court. I understand both sides and I believe a company like Apple could make a one time access available using software that would only work on the MAC address of that, and only that, particular phone. But I’m not a computer technologist and I don’t have Apple stock to worry about.
AVB
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fbi–terror-suspect-s-iphone-20160220-story.html

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