Tag: Syed Farook

Tashfeen Malik, Syed Farook

Muslim Group Mocks Congress for Not Passing Gun Control

On June 24 the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) mocked Congress as cowards for not passing expanded background checks in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, an attack in which Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people with a rifle he bought via a background check.

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Encryption Wars: Apple vs. FBI Didn’t Start With San Bernardino

In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, a headline-grabbing war broke out between the FBI and Apple, which refuses to modify the software on slain jihadi Syed Farook’s iPhone so the FBI can examine his data. A lengthy article at Bloomberg Business argues this was really more like a cold war going hot, because the FBI has been at odds with Apple since the latest version of its operating system was released.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California

Apple CEO: Unlocking iPhone ‘Bad For America’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Complying with a court order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino killers would be “bad for America” and set a legal precedent that would offend many U.S. residents, argued Apple’s chief executive officer Tim Cook on Wednesday.

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Microsoft Announces Support for Apple in Encryption Controversy

Microsoft founder Bill Gates offered some muddled support for the government in the FBI’s standoff against Apple over data encryption, while his company has been a “tepid” supporter of Apple, in the estimation of The Verge… until today, when Microsoft announced it “wholeheartedly” supports the rival tech giant and will file a “friend of the court” brief on its behalf.

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How Obama’s Amnesty Led to Terrorist’s Entry

President Barack Obama’s 2012 amnesty for “Dreamers”–illegal aliens who entered the United States as children–likely created the conditions under which one of the San Bernardino terrorists could enter the country.

Obama Visits San Bernardino After Admitting He’s Out of Touch–Jets Off to Hawaii For 16 Day Vacation

Air Force One touched down at San Bernardino International Airport around 7:40 p.m. on Friday night before President Barack Obama and the First Lady drove to Indian Springs High School where they met with families of the 14 victims from the December 2 terrorist attack carried out by radicalized Islamists Syed Rizwan Farook, 28 and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 29.

Vegas Debate: No-Fly Zones, Regime Change, and Other Shattered Illusions

The interesting discussion is all on the Republican side, and there were some strong exchanges in Las Vegas. Contrary to Chris Christie’s dismissal of the debate over surveillance between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as so much senatorial jibber-jabber, there are serious questions of liberty, security, and privacy to discuss. (Having said that, Governor Christie’s tone will probably appeal to voters who want strong leadership and decisive action on national security, as will Donald Trump’s.)

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Republicans Push to Require Social Media Check on Prospective Immigrants

Widespread outrage greeted Department of Homeland Security director Jeh Johnson’s revelation that immigration officials have been secretly barred from looking at the social media posts of prospective immigrants, due to political correctness and fears that such investigations would result in “bad public relations.”

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Funerals Go on for San Bernardino Terror Victims

Three of the 14 victims of the December 2 San Bernardino terrorist attack were laid to rest Saturday. Family, friends and concerned residents gathered to give their support to those mourning the loss of Isaac Amanois, 60; Tin Nguyen, 31; and Shannon Johnson, 43.