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FBI request Google to give instruction on how to override “Pimp Hoes Daily” founding member phone

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Inglewood Report Photo – Google Android Telephone Screen

 

The Verge article on Dante Dears and the FBI effort to unlock the phone used to conduct prostitution of teenagers, according to request.

A judge has approved an FBI request that Google give up a wide range of information on a pimp’s Android cellphone — including how to get past its pattern lock. Dante Dears, who helped found the “Pimpin’ Hoes Daily” (PhD) gang in San Diego, was sent to prison in 2005 for pimping, largely of teenage prostitutes, as well as beating a 15-year-old girl and stuffing her in the trunk of a car when she refused to work. After Dears’ release, a trusted source reported to the FBI that he was still directing prostitutes over a mobile phone he had previously denied possessing.

Since Dears had agreed to let law enforcement search his home as a condition of his parole, the FBI found and collected the phone, then obtained a warrant to search it. The agents, however, were apparently unable to get past the Android pattern lock, entering it wrongly enough times to lock down the phone for anyone without the account credentials linked to it. Stymied, they filed a warrant to get Google to help them unlock it. The warrant requested that Google give them any information it had collected on the phone, including subscription and billing information, contact lists, emails, web and GPS history, and “verbal and / or written instructions for overriding the ‘pattern lock.’”

The warrant was approved by a judge, although we’re not sure to what extent Google has complied at this point. Interestingly, it seems to have appeared on the internet by mistake, as it looks as if it was meant to be sealed. From what we can see, it’s doubtful that the warrant was written up with the main intent of unlocking the phone. Most of the information would have been available from Google without unlocking it, so it’s reasonably likely the lock screen request was thrown in as part of a bulk request. In some ways, this is similar to a request for telephone call history or ISP data, but the sheer amount of data available on a smartphone means that a company like Google is in a position to provide information far beyond the scope of your garden-variety ISP or carrier.

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Apple makes a spectacular New iPad, lowers Ipad 2 price

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Inglewood iTechnology News New iPad Review is in. While the New Ipad still does not offer Adobe Flash, we like Apple iPad’s screen and camera upgrades.  The iPad 2 with 16GB now is 100 dollars less costing now $399.99.  The New Ipad with just Wi-Fi will be priced at $499.00.  Watch this New iPad video to see the screen in action, enjoy!

 

 

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Apple Computers – From 10 Billion to over 500 billion in 10 years

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Apple Computer used around the world gains online sales records

 

Apple (AAPL) stock continues to soar into the stratosphere, finally closing on Monday at $552.00 a share, which is an all-time record for the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer company. Monday’s high now puts Apple’s market cap over $514 billion, which now exceeds Exxon’s market cap — the No. 2 company, currently standing at $403 billion — by more than $100 billion.