The government is again asking Apple to unlock iPhones. Here’s why you should care.

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The federal government is preparing for another fight with Apple in an ongoing battle for access to encrypted iPhones. Though this round is about unlocking the device of a mass shooter with suspected terrorist ties, the result may determine how far, and how easily, the government can reach into your phone, too.

Attorney General William Barr said in a press conference on Monday that the December mass shooting on a Pensacola, Florida, naval air station — which resulted in the deaths of three US sailors as well as the shooter, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani — was an act of terrorism. He …

9 questions about Trump’s impeachment trial you were too embarrassed to ask

One hundred senators will soon convene to make the solemn decision about whether impeached President Donald Trump should be removed from office for having committed high crimes and misdemeanors.

At least, that’s the theory.

But here in reality, the big question about Trump’s Senate trial is whether the House’s allegations will get any serious consideration from the chamber’s Republican majority — a majority that, at the trial’s conclusion, is all but certain to acquit the president and keep him in office.

With a prosecution and defense team, opening and closing arguments, the possibility of witness testimony, Chief Justice John …

Trump has apparently wanted to kill Soleimani for quite a while — since as far back as 2017

The Trump administration’s argument that it killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani to stop an “imminent” attack on Americans was just dealt another blow.

A pair of news reports claim that a) President Donald Trump was thinking about killing Soleimani as far back as spring 2017, and b) he went as far as authorizing a strike on Soleimani last June.

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Trump had “floated the possibility” of killing Soleimani in spring 2017, after Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen fired a missile at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, just hours before Trump arrived in the country. …

Oscars 2020: the full list of nominees

The nominations for the 2020 Oscars have arrived, with just under a month to go before the 92nd installment of Hollywood’s most prestigious annual awards show, which will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Overseen by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards — a.k.a. the Oscars — are one of cinema’s top prizes, and the crown jewel of awards season (which encompasses the Golden Globes, several guild awards like the SAGs, and the BAFTAs, among others). The honors for Best Picture, directing, and writing, as well as the four acting trophies, are the …