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This Just In on Encryption: DOJ requests delay

In a possibly unrelated (to Johns Hopkins) information, the Department of Justice requests a delay in the hearing scheduled for March 22, 2015.

Article from appleinsider

Motion to vacate (includes full text of previous Apple motion).

NYTimes article on why Apple doesn't pay bounties for bugs.

Kim Zetter on Apple's response

Interesting analysis of the latest government filings: here

(Kim Zetter is author of the excellent Countdown to Zero Day book from Crown. Purchase from Amazon here.)

Wired on the iOS 9 encryption bug

Here's Wired on the solution to the iPhone security bug:

solution

 

House of Representatives Encryption Hearing March 1, 2016, 1PM

Agenda for the hearing. It includes links to the prepared testimony of Bruce Sewell (Apple), Susan Landau (Worcestor Polytechnic Institute), and Cyrus Vance (District Attorney, NY County).

Car Automation Revs Up

Join Jesse and Joe at 11:30 on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the WAMC Roundtable as we talk about car automation. Android Auto and Car Play (from Apple) are shipping with new cars from many manufacturers now. We'll talk about what's going on including--

  • Integrating mobile devices with entertainment systems and phones (this has been going on for the last few years)
  • Using built-in automation (Car Play and Android Auto) -- what they can and can't do (plus why and how)
  • Turning your car into a mobile hot spot -- how, why, and who do you deal with
  • What is the next step in car automation and when might it arrive?

In addition to these technologies, Ford Sync 3 and Onstar compete to provide back-end services like emergency support, navigation, and hands-free calling. On the Android side, here's a summary of the state of the art of Android Auto along with a number of links to further resources). Once you're ready to dive in, here's a good getting started guide for Android Auto.

Here's a good overview of the state of Apple's Car Play automation as of the end of 2015 (note that some of the 2016 models referenced are now available). It also includes getting started info when you're ready.

Elsewhere on the car automation front, this just in from Matt McFarland of the Washington Post: "For the first time, Google's self-driving car takes some blame for a crash." From Google: "We clearly bear some responsibility, because if our car hadn't moved there wouldn't have been a collision."

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