FBI used 1789 law to force Apple, Google to unlock phones 63 times

FBI used 1789 law to force Apple, Google to unlock phones 63 times

e've been reporting over and again about how the FBI is citing a 1789 law, the All Writs Act, to compel Apple to assist the authorities in unlocking the iPhone used by extremist Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino County in December. In a sense, the law allows for judges to issue orders for people or companies to do something despite Congress not passing laws to cover specific instances. The All Writs Act is the law that led a federal magistrate…

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Shakespeare’s 21st-Century Makeover

Shakespeare's 21st-Century Makeover

The first volumes of the Pelican Shakespeare’s latest iteration, which hit bookshelves this week, are bold and very different from their more traditional predecessors. Designed by the 24-year-old Indian-born artist Manuja Waldia, each new cover features a single graphic icon, interpreting works including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet through a contemporary, minimalist lens.

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