Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry

Joke of the day

I just got a receipt for my purchase of Tetris for my iPhone a couple of days ago, which helps the slow times on the night shift pass. I noticed that I hadn't changed the address on my iTunes account following my move. When I logged in to do so, I saw the following note at the bottom:
Apple uses industry-standard encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
I have no doubt about the first half of that sentence, and that Apple deploys its encryption with the best of intentions. But given the latest revelation by Edward Snowden in the Guardian (in conjunction with The New York Times and ProPublica), I find the assurance of the security of my information more than a little difficult to believe.

Since the NSA thinks it relevant to the prevention of terrorist attack, let me just go ahead and admit it: I'm a proud owner of the official Tetris app. I've got it on both my iPhone and iPad, in fact. And you know what else, overlord spymasters? I'm quite good at the game.

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