Feds not that serious about hacking iPhone in question

March 1, 2016, by John Norris

In a note to clients last week, I discussed the budding brouhaha between Apple and the federal government. In case you have been traveling in Nepal, the FBI wants Apple to unlock the iPhones of the San Bernardino terrorists to see what information it can glean. The company doesn’t want to do it, as it would require de-encrypting its encryption software, which it says would unleash a whole host of problems. At least those are...

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Some Common Cents for February 19th 2016

February 19, 2016, by John Norris

I got a number of emails in response to last week’s newsletter, and let me say one thing: I am not advocating the US Treasury blithely print a bunch of additional money. No; the point was the quickest cure for deflation and a cripplingly strong currency is to simply make more of it, and pronto. Quantitative easing and deficit spending are as slow as molasses by comparison. Then, I would like to add: what a...

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