Brooklyn judge denies government’s request to unlock iPhone in drug case

Brooklyn judge denies government’s request to unlock iPhone in drug case
The government sought access to the phone in October, months before a judge in California ordered Apple to give the government access to the phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California attacks.

February 29, 2016 at 05:50PM
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Returning Guantanamo to Cuba, Nisman Trial in Argentina, and Christopher Columbus’s Eclipse by WBEZ’s Worldview

Historian John Schmidt takes us back to Christopher Columbus’s fourth voyage to the Americas. Plus, President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo has some questioning whether he intends to return it to Cuba. Many 2016 presidential candidates have weighed in on the issue. Alberto Coll of DePaul University joins us to discuss the debate around Guantanamo. Then we take a look at the new debt agreement and the Alberto Nisman case in Argentina with Peter Prengaman, the Southern Cone news editor of the Associate Press.

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World History Moment: The Christopher Columbus Eclipse by WBEZ’s Worldview

As the story goes, on February 29, 1504, Christopher Columbus tamed his restless crew by telling them that he had the power to set the moon on fire. Columbus had an almanac and knew that an eclipse was coming. Historian John Schmidt tells us the story of what happened during the explorer’s fourth voyage to the Americas.

Guest: John Schmidt is a historian and author of the book “This Day in Chicago.”

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The I Was Just Massaging My Hands Edition by Panoply Media

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Stephen Curry’s amazing weekend and the Warriors’ haters. They’re also joined by ESPN’s Bob Ley to talk about new FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Finally, they examine the size of NFL quarterbacks’ hands.

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Will the U.S. Return Guantanamo to Cuba? by WBEZ’s Worldview

President Obama has laid out a new plan to close the US prison at Guantanamo. His plan has led some to question whether the president is considering returning the land to Cuba. Cuba has asked for its return and President Obama will be making a trip there in March. The U.S. has leased Guantanamo Bay from Cuba since 1903. The agreement, known as the Platt Amendment, gives the US jurisdiction there. Two of the 2016 presidential candidates, both Cuban Americans, have raised concerns about the U.S. returning Guantanamo to Cuba. Alberto Coll, professor of law at DePaul University and director of the Latin American Studies program, joins us to talk about debate around Guantanamo.

Guest: Alberto Coll is a professor of law at DePaul University and director of the Latin American Studies program.

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Argentina: Prosecutor Says Alberto Nisman ‘s Death Was a Homicide by WBEZ’s Worldview

Last year Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment. Nisman was found after he’d accused the former Argentine president of trying to cover up the Iranian government’s involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. Nisman had been investigating the case for years. It was unclear whether Nisman had been murdered or whether he had committed suicide. Now, a top judicial officials says it was murder. Peter Prengaman, Southern Cone news editor for the Associated Press gives us an update on the latest developments in the case.

Guest: Peter Prengaman is the Southern Cone news editor for the Associated Press.

Photo: (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained

The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained
Experts fear that the precedent that the government is seeking in this case — to be able to force Apple to sign code for the government — could allow the government to force other technology companies to sign surveillance software and then push it to individual users’ devices, using the automatic update mechanisms that regularly look for and download new software.

February 29, 2016 at 02:59PM
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