Apple has publicly responded to a court order brought on by the FBI and US government asking them to purposefully break into one of their devices. There’s been a lot written on this subject today, so I’ve rounded-up what I think are the must reads after the jump.
The implications of the government’s demands are chilling. If the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach into anyone’s device to capture their data. The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone’s microphone or camera without your knowledge.
TechCrunch: Apple Has Not Unlocked 70 iPhones • Ars Technica: How Apple Will Fight the DOJ
Campo Santo, in conjunction with Portland’s own Panic, have released the new game Firewatch for Steam and the Playstation 4. I haven’t played it yet, but it’s getting great reviews from a lot of people I trust. It looks gorgeous. You can catch a trailer by hitting read more.
PVRISʼs new video for “Smoke” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Kanye West has gone back and forth and back again on titling his upcoming album. He’s apparently finally settled on The Life of Pablo.
Open Thread: Game Day Thread • Bill Barnwell: Why Denver Won
Say Anything have released a surprise stream of their new album I Don’t Think It Is. You can find the stream, and a message from Max Bemis, on their website or by hitting read more. There’s already a thread for the album in our forums to talk about your first listen.
Saosin have signed with Epitaph Records and will be releasing a new album this spring. A teaser video can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
CGP Grey: Who Owns Antarctica • Nature: Science Myths
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens has released a pretty damn awesome trailer.
The 1975ʼs Matty Healy sat down with NME to talk about the band’s upcoming album.
FIDLARʼs new video for “Why Generation” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
MacSparky: BB-8 Ringtones • @evanreas: Kobe’s Video Game Evolution
HBO is currently running a 7-hour long chronological version of The Godfather. You can catch it on their on demand services. If you haven’t seen the movies before this should not be the way you watch them for the first time, but for committed fans this is an interesting cut of the films.
Brand New and Modest Mouse are heading out on tour together. Dates can be found below, tickets can be purchased here.
The 1975ʼs new video for “UGH!” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more. The new album comes out February 26th and is so good it’s unfair.
The Talk Show: A Squirrel Eating a Duck • Exponent: The Attention Market