This keeps getting curiouser & curiouser…
|April 26, 2010||Posted by Sujeet under Computers and Internet, In the paper today, Security, Sujeetech, Sujeetism|
Apple is on the steering committee of the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, which is funded by Vehicle Licensing Fund taxes. This team raided Jason Chen’s house and seized all his computers. A few questions immediately come to mind:
- Without his computers, could Jason Chen suffer from lost wages?
- If Apple is on the steering committee of a ‘law-enforcement team’ that did this, can the actions of that team be truly considered as unbiased & fair?
- Why are my Vehicle Licensing Fund taxes paying to recover “lost / stolen” software / goods of a commercial, non-government entity? If someone hacked into the DMV / IRS / a public school in California – I’m all for having the REACT go after the suspects, but going after someone who publishes a blog about technology…
This close after the iPad launch, does Apple need to attract the kind of publicity that shows it in any kind of “our way or the highway” light?
More importantly, is all this killing the buzz for the next iPhone?
I get it, I get it – the whole “We’ll bring the Wrath of God down on you if you do this to us..” thing. Good luck with that, Apple.