Today in Bull: Womens Swim dive will compete in the MAC Championships at Bowling Green and Womens basketball will host Bowling Green at 7:00
The Bulls demolished Kent State and because of that win, and a lot of help, UB sits at #3 in the MAC with three games left. Matt ran down the tiebreakers and rooting interest for this weekend.
From the Fanshots: Tom Murphy, who holds a lot of UB Baseball records is considered by some to be the guy who gets the #2 job at Catcher for the Rockies.
On the Docket: A womens game means a preview/gamethread and a post game. Matt will also have a Swim Dive preview for the MAC Championships and Tim still owes us a baseball preview for the upcoming weekend.
Finally we will keep you apprised of any released regrading Jackson. There was nonews today as his family has been keeping things very private.
Elsewhere: Sort of political question for everyone.
Should apple create a version of their OS that law enforcement can crack by brute force?
Background - If you don't know a brute force attack on a computer / phone means you just keep feeding it passwords until one works. On many phones, including the iPhone there is a limit to how many times you can try before the device wipes itself.
The FBI wants apple to modify the phone of the San Bernardino shooters so that they can look through their contacts, emails, and history.
Apple says, more or less, that if they do it once they will be letting the Genie out of the bottle. They believe it will compromise the privacy of people who would otherwise not be legally required to unlock their phones.
FBI Fires Back at Apple: 'We Don't Want To Break Anyone's Encryption' - NBC News
Not even Apple can decrypt the encrypted iPhone, according to the company. What investigators want it to do is help them figure out Farook's password so they can simply unlock the phone — but they fear that it has a common feature that wipes the data completely after a certain number of failed password entries.
Apple said it wouldn't comply, arguing that helping the government unlock an encrypted phone would sabotage the entire point of encryption and endanger the privacy of millions of its customers. Since then, the company and federal authorities have lobbed strongly worded statements at each other. Here's how the battle has played out:
I'm honestly a little torn here. What do you guys think?