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first_imgImage Courtesy: ITV/Getty/ReutersAdvertisement 5dfktNBA Finals | Brooklyn VslmzqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ei0l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bpwWould you ever consider trying this?😱poCan your students do this? 🌚cazceRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Raheem Sterling incident is hitting heavy on Joe Gomez. What starte off as just a normal on the pitch verbal taunt, the Manchester City star reportedly assaulted his compatriot in the training ground canteen just prior to today’s Montenegro qualifier. And now, the Liverpool center back is facing massive heckle from supporters.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ITV/Getty/ReutersSterling missed the fixture as Gareth Southgate’s boys raided the Balkans 7-0 at Wembley, Gomez was subbed in for Mason Mount in the 70th minute, and still one goal to go. However, the home fans weren’t pleased to miss the 24 year old winger, and as soon as Gomez stepped on field, booing started and some even screamed: ‘You’re the reason I can’t see Sterling today’.Check out this clip below, captured by one YouTuber named Owen Howell, who was present today at the stadium, and posted it on Twitter.Advertisement Apparently, the English coach condemned the whole incident that took place behind in the stands.“No, I don’t understand it. No England player should ever be booed.” Southgate told Sky Sports.“Him and Raheem are very close and the whole team are very close so we don’t want to see anybody treated in that way.” the 46 year old added.With the 11 minute opener from Oxlade-Chamberlain, skipper Harry Kane secured a hat trick, along with goals from Rashford and Tammy Abraham, and one own goal from Montenegro defender Aleksandar Šofranac. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBenzema328 (20%) Nacho123 (20%) Modric123 (20%) Marcelo164 (20%) Mendy328 (20%) Sergio Ramos14.53.5 (19.4%) * Transfermarkt does not take into account Odriozola, loaned to Bayern in January.The explanation of a downward futureMatthias Seide, founder of Transfermarkt, He explains on his portal how these variations have occurred, all with a negative trend. “Stock indices have plummeted, numerous clubs could be threatened by insolvency and the transfer plans have been paralyzed due to the many uncertainties that exist in most teams. “The puncture of the big bubble is imminent, something that several experts in AS have already explained and that Seide supports: “Right now it is hardly conceivable that transfer prices continue to rise in the future as they have in recent years. “ MARKET VALUE OF THE MADRID TEMPLATE * Brahim13.51.5 (10%) ViniciusFour. Five5 (10%) Areola133 (18.8%) Fede Valverde546 (10%) Asensio328 (20%) The coronavirus has entered the world of soccer like lightning, canceling or postponing your competitions and presenting a very low market which forces the clubs to recalculate their route. The specialized Transfermarkt has started to encrypt this new scenario, with a drop in the value of First Division squads of 1,168 million euros; that is, a decrease of 18.69% in relation to the previous record, 6,249 million. Casemiro6416 (20 Militao364 (10%) Varane6416 (20 Hazard80 million20 million (20%) Mariano133 (18.8%) Jovic328 (20%) Bale328 (20%) James328 (20%) RodrygoFour. Five5 (10%) Kroos4812 (20%) PLAYERCURRENT VALUEDROP Isco4010 (20%) Carvajal4010 (20%) Lucas Vazquez164 (20%) The team that has felt the economic effects of the pandemic the most in Spain is Barcelona, decreasing the price of its soccer players 207.1 million, from 1,059.7 to 852.6. The 19.5% drop puts it at its worst in four years And it is the second largest among the greats in Europe: only Manchester City has been further devalued. Courtois4812 (20%) Real Madrid has better endured the rate, going from 1,080 to 888.5 million, which means a loss of a 17.73% (191.5 million). There are 16 Zidane players who have left 20% of their value; Ramos, 19.4%; Mariano and Areola, 18.8%; and the rest, 10%. The most expensive, Hazard, would go to 80 million today, by Casemiro and Varane 64. At the other extreme, Modric and Nacho appear, 12 million each.last_img read more

first_imgBut the way in which she won was amazing. In only her third career start – her first against winners and first in a stakes race – Rags to Riches was forced five-wide on the clubhouse turn, four-wide down the backstretch and four-wide on the far turn. Everywhere Gomez looked, there were traffic problems, so he just wheeled her five-wide entering the stretch and blew past her seven rivals to win going away. She returned $7.40 as the favorite. “I was going twice as fast (on the final turn) as anything else, but it looked like I was hardly making a run because she was so wide,” Gomez said. “She overcame a lot today and she’s not very seasoned. I have high hopes for her.” ARCADIA – Sometimes you get what you pay for when you spend $1.9 million for a yearling. That’s the price owners Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor paid for Rags to Riches in September 2005 at the Keeneland sale, and the 3-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy not only is starting to look like a bargain but also might have stamped herself as the early favorite for the Kentucky Oaks on May 4. Trainer Bobby Frankel has won 861 career races at Santa Anita, second only to Charlie Whittingham’s record 869. But the Hall of Famer never had saddled the winner of the Grade I $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap – until Saturday. Sugar Shake, ridden by David Flores, went gate-to-wire in 1:43.89 for the 1 1/16 miles on dirt. Fresh off a victory in last month’s El Encino Stakes, Sugar Shake was allowed to control the early tempo and carved modest fractions of 24.10, 48.57 and 1:12.58. Sugar Shake was chased the entire way by Churchill Downs invader Ermine, the 2-1 favorite, who wound up second, 13/4 lengths back. Rahy’s Appeal finished third and Freakin Streakin was fourth. “I stayed away from the fence in case somebody went early,” Flores said. “The first half (mile), it looked like we got away pretty easy. And after that, when they came to her, she just rebroke.” Frankel also entered Sugar Shake in this afternoon’s $200,000 La Canada Stakes. “She would have carried 123 (pounds) in the La Canada, but today she carried 115,” Frankel said. “(In the Santa Maria) I was confident (at the eighth pole she would win), but I wasn’t confident going in (to the race).” Sugar Shake returned $8.40 for the victory, her fifth in 11 races. Jockey Aaron Gryder has withdrawn his appeal of a three-day suspension that he received at Hollywood Park on Dec. 16. Gryder will serve it beginning Wednesday. Cambiocorsa, dubbed “Queen of the Hill” for her many victories over Santa Anita’s unique downhill grass course, has been retired and will be bred to 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 5-year-old daughter of Avenue Of Flags won four stakes races and banked $522,055. Jockey David Cohen, who recently parted company with agent Nick Cosato, has hired Jim Pegram to handle his mounts. “Jim’s always been a top agent, and I’m glad to have an opportunity to have someone with his connections represent me,” Cohen said. “He should open some doors and help my business.” Cosato now is the agent for 19-year-old Michael Baze. “Mike’s young, he’s passionate and has a great work ethic,” Cosato said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Oaks is the Kentucky Derby for 3-year-old fillies. Ridden by Santa Anita’s leading jockey Garrett Gomez, who won three more races on Saturday’s card, Rags to Riches captured the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, a Grade I race at a mile. She prevailed by three-quarters of a length over pacesetting Baroness Thatcher in 1:37.85 on the main track. last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Everton’s new signing Wayne Rooney poses for a photograph with his club shirt at Goodison Park in Liverpool on July 10, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 26 – Wayne Rooney says he can’t wait to fulfil his childhood dream of playing for Everton in Europe in Thursday’s Europa League tie against MFK Ruzomberok.Rooney won the Champions League and Europa League during his trophy-filled spell with Manchester United, but the visit of Slovakian side Ruzomberok to Goodison Park will still rank as one of the more memorable moments of the 31-year-old’s glittering career. Rooney, who left Everton to join United in 2004, is a life-long fan of the Merseyside club and his move back to Goodison Park earlier in the close-season will allow him to live out his ambition of wearing the Toffees’ blue shirt in continental competition.It may only be a Europa League third-round qualifier, but Rooney is relishing his first competitive home match as an Everton player for 13 years.“Something I always wanted to do was play in Europe with Everton,” Rooney said.“I was a bit disappointed not to do that before but now I’ll have a chance. Obviously I won the trophy last year so I’m hoping as a club we can go far and, you never know, try to win it. It would be even better.“The first game back will be an emotional day for me and I’m looking forward to it. Overall, I’m looking forward to the season, hopefully getting back playing regularly and trying to help this club move forward.”Rooney briefly returned to Goodison for Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial in 2015 but his last appearance on his ‘home’ ground for Everton was against Bolton Wanderers in May 2004.“You always get that feeling when you’re walking out the tunnel so to actually do it again in an Everton shirt will be a special moment for me,” Rooney added.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThen again, the IRS is accustomed to winning at Tax Court. Thousands of people annually challenge their taxes through the Washington-based court, whose 19 judges handle conflicts that can be technical, poignant and peculiar all at the same time. Two days before the Sept. 12 ruling in Burton’s case, for instance, a Moreno Valley man was ordered to pay taxes on $12,258 in racetrack earnings. The man unsuccessfully argued he was simply collecting the money for another, who didn’t want his wife to know he was “playing the horses.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This month, a U.S. Tax Court judge disagreed. Antarctica may be utterly alien, but for tax purposes, the judge reasoned, it is not a foreign country. The ruling cost Burton thousands of dollars and priceless peace of mind. “I feel like I’ve challenged the mob,” Burton said in an e-mail interview. “I have the niggling feeling that for the rest of my life someone, somewhere has my name on a very special list.” A one-time resident of Fresno, Burton paid $3,364 in back taxes following the judge’s ruling. The back taxes were for the portion of her income earned while she was in Antarctica. Burton accepts the Tax Court’s ruling; that is to say, she won’t appeal it. Still, she thinks it defies reason to consider Antarctica’s 5.4 million square miles effectively part of the U.S. “It’s one of those common-sense realities that seem to easily get ignored by the government when it’s convenient,” Burton said. By Michael Doyle FRESNO BEE WASHINGTON – Amber Burton loves adventure, which is why she works in Antarctica. Challenging Uncle Sam over taxes owed there, though, offered the kind of excitement she could do without. In an offbeat but costly conflict over what “foreign country” means, Burton and her colleagues fought the Internal Revenue Service and lost. The workers contended they shouldn’t pay U.S. taxes on income earned at the bottom of the world, on the basis that Antarctica is a foreign country. last_img read more

first_img Bayern players celebrate taking a big step toward the title in Berlin 1 Bayern Munich are on the brink of an unprecedented fourth Bundesliga title in a row after goals from Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa secured victory against Hertha Berlin.The Champions League semi-finalists, who have also reached the German Cup final, require just one more win to seal first place in the league.It would be a third Bundesliga crown for Pep Guardiola, before he leaves to take over Manchester City, and will be the first time any German club has won four in a row.Chile international Vidal struck early in the second half when his 20-yard shot was deflected past keeper Thomas Kraft.Brazil winger Costa then made sure of victory with a spectacular shot into the top corner 11 minutes from the end.Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-0 to stay seven points behind the leaders, but with just three matches each to play, they require a minor miracle to take the title.last_img read more

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesAll County League Both sides were at home to Kilcar on Saturday evening last at the Bridge and both recorded good victories,The Seniors won on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 0-11 Kilcar 0-10.The St. Michael’s team and scorers were: Dean McColgan, Jamie Hunter, Ciaran Gallagher 0-1, Michael Gallagher, Chris McElhinney, Michael McGinley, Daniel McLaughlin 0-2, Michael Langan 0-3, Michael Cannon 0-2, Ryan Langan, Andrew Kelly0-1, Raymond McLaughlin, Kieran Kelly, Brian McLaughlin 0-1, Keelan McGee 0-1.  Subs: James Henry Alcorn for Jamie Hunter.The Reserves also had a good victory putting in a terrific second half performance to run out winners on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 3-10 Kilcar 2-7. The St. Michael’s team and scorers were: D. Fleming, B. McColgan, D. Trearty, H, O’Donnell, C. Carr, C. Toye 0-3, M. Breslin, S. Langan 2-0, J. McFadden, D. Doak, D. McCarry, S. Coyle 0-8, L. McColgan 1-0, J. Sharkey.  Subs: P. Sweeney for J. McFadden, N. Toye for D. McCarry, C. Duffy for J. Sharkey and J. McFadden for S. Coyle.Under 21’sThe Under 21’s are at home to St. Eunans at The Bridge on this Wednesday evening the 29th June at 7.30pm.  Good luck to Gavin and the boys.Good LuckGood luck to Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Colm McFadden and Mark Anthony McGinley and the rest of the Donegal team and management in the Ulster Semi Final against Monaghan on Breffni Park in Cavan on this Saturday evening the 25th June.Good luck also to Kieran McGinley and Odhrán McFadden who are part of the Donegal Minor team on Saturday evening. SympathyThe Club extends its deepest sympathy to Andy Hanlon and Kathleen Montgomery on the death of their sister Margaret Coyle in Falcarragh last week.  Sympathy is also extended to her family and family circle.Deepest sympathy is also extended to the McElhinney family circle in Creeslough on the recent death of William.St. Michael’s Mini Lotto There was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last.  The numbers drawn were 1,7,10,13,14,16.  Two people matched 5 Paul Traynor Monaghan and Ciaran Gallagher Creeslough. This weeks Jackpot be €2450.The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Bingo Session The €100 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last won by May Cox Ards, the €100 on the 10th Game was shared by Ruth Matson and Eddie Flood Creeslough and Marian Carroll Drimnaraw.Every house New Car if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game.The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2400.  The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.SOS for Photographs! Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to Please spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU8sU8s played against Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday last in Letterkenny and had a really enjoyable day out with a big turnout of players. Next Saturday, June 25th we away again playing  St Eunans and Milford. Another big turnout would be expected, more details at training this Thursday evening.Training as normal this Thursday at the Bridge 6 -7pm .Bus leaves Creeslough at 5.45pm .e 3 for bus Any queries please contact Bernard on 087 248 1402.Under 10’sTraining as normal this Thursday at the Bridge 6 -7pm .Bus leaves Creeslough at 5.45pm .e 3 for us .We are scheduled to play St, Eunans this Saturday. Any queries please contact Aidan on 083 801 7333.Thanks to Letterkenny Gaels for hosting the blitz last Saturday and to all the children who turned out and played so well.  Well done.Under 12’sTraining continues on Tuesday evening at the Bridge.  Bus leaving corner of the garden at 5.15pm . Training is from 5.45pm to 7pm. 3 euros for bus. And any queries contact Brandon on 0860765703.Under 12 Go Games have started, throw in every Wednesday evening at 7pm.St. Michael’s hosted Milford despite the best efforts of the two teams, Milford were stronger on the evening.The under 12’s now host Glenswilly at the Bridge on Wednesday June 29th.School GAA Blitz We would like to say thanks to all who helped recently at the recent Blitz which was another v successful event . Thanks to Manus for organising, Darragh& Manus for coaching in the schools , to all the children who took part , to the referees, tithe teachers who supervised and to the parents who helped. Go raibh Maith agaibh go leir.RegistrationAnyone still wishing to register/pay outstanding monies please contact either Suzi on 0872849214 or Anne Marie on 0879454107 ASAP.Parish League BookletAnyone who wishes to receive a Parish League Booklet can contact Margaret Ann on 0876207919.Also some league champions 2015 booklets still available.Cul CampCul Camps are now available for booking online. St. Michaels is on from the 25th to the 29th July at the Bridge.Good LuckGood luck to Aoife Kelly and Ciara McGarvey who are representing Termon at the Feile in Limerick this weekend.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER KILCAR was last modified: June 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more

first_imgRecent signings Mauricio Isla and Leroy Fer make their QPR debuts and Matt Phillips is included in the starting line-up against Tottenham, who start with Danny Rose at left-back as Kyle Naughton is suspended. Charlie Austin has a hamstring problem and Alejandro Faurlin drops to the Rangers bench along with Danny Simpson. Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Capoue; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Adebayor.Subs: Friedel, Davies, Dembele, Holtby, Lennon, Kane, Soldado. QPR: Green; Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne; Isla, Barton, Fer, Mutch, Traore; Phillips, Remy.Subs: Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Simpson, Onuoha, Faurlin, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_img29 April 2008Speaking at South Africa’s Freedom Day celebrations at the Turfhall Stadium in Landsdowne, Cape Town on Sunday, President Thabo Mbeki called for “all hands on deck” to tackle the challenges facing the country.Mbeki urged everyone to get involved in creating a new South Africa; to become the kind of citizens who did not do crime, were not racist, sexist or xenophobic, and who worked hard to make the country succeed.“We believe that by coming together and working in partnerships as government, business, labour, civil society and communities, we will succeed.”Mbeki admitted that the country faced many challenges. “There are still too many people who are poor,” he said. “There are still too many people without jobs. There are too many people without houses. There are still too many children who study in dilapidated schools.”There were also “other problems we must confront together as they impact negatively on the standard of living of the people. These include the national electricity emergency, the high food and fuel prices and the high interest rates”.Mbeki said that since the government’s call to South Africans earlier this year to work together to save electricity and help stabilise the national electricity grid, much had been done by both businesses and households, and he thanked the nation for their positive response.He said that even though progress had been uneven since the country’s first democratic elections on 27 April 1994, “there is no doubt that freedom has given us the possibility to move our country away from the terrible legacy of apartheid, opening opportunities in the quest for a better life for all South Africans.”Fourteen years after the first day that South Africans, irrespective of race, got to vote, “we walk tall because of collective efforts that culminated on 27 April being the country’s Freedom Day,” Mbeki said.Referring to a recent spate of racist and xenophobic incidents, Mbeki said these showed that South Africa still contained “pockets of backwardness” which had to be confronted. “We cannot allow racism and racist attitudes to prevail in our society, in our communities or in any of our diverse and varied institutions.”The President also spoke out against violence against women and children. “Clearly we can’t proclaim to be a free nation while women and children are not free to enjoy our freedom.”He said men had an important part to play in advancing affirmative social values and mending the social fabric that had been torn by “those that behave like animals”. Men had an important message to give to their compatriots, namely that “real men do not abuse”.Mbeki said that in the country’s work to transform the lives of its people, particular attention needed to be paid to young people, who faced increasing challenges, such as substance abuse, unemployment, crime and the absence of good role models.“Indeed, many of our young have to face difficult challenges at times without parental or adult guidance.“All of us, as a society, need to inculcate among the youth the ethos and ethics that help build great and successful nations; we need to help bring about a spirit of resilience in the face of what would seem formidable odds.“We need to bring up young people who know that, to sustain the progress of the last 14 years, we need skills and better education.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgThe next time you’re thinking about buying a new smartphone, there’s one more spec you might want to consider. If the FBI or the IRS wants to read your texts, will Apple hand them over? Would it require the feds to get a warrant first? And would it even bother to let you know that federal agents made the request in the first place?If you’re looking at a shiny new iPhone, the answers are not comforting. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s latest digital privacy report, Who’s Got Your Back?, awards Apple its secondthe Electronic Frontier Foundation gives Apple a paltry one out of six stars. While Apple got credit for supporting efforts to defend users by modernizing electronic privacy laws, its apparent willingness to hand over your personal information to the government without a warrant and its failure to tell its users how it handles such requests put it in the dock.Worse Than Comcast: Apple’s Privacy Black BoxApple came off much, much worse than most of its peers — here defined as major non-ISP mobile-computing players. Apple fared worse than Amazon (two stars), Facebook (three), Microsoft (four) and Google (five). Even Comcast, the cable conglomerate consumers love to hate, scored one star higher than Apple.  The EFF chides Apple for not publishing a transparency report as companies like Google and Twitter do. Without that, users have no idea what kinds of information the government asks for, because Apple won’t tell them, nor does it let them know what its guidelines are for dealing with law enforcement data requests. (See also: EFF: Twitter Scores, Verizon Fails At Protecting User Privacy)Apple certainly wasn’t the worst-ranked company overall. The major telcos and ISPs almost always get raked over coals on privacy. In this report, Verizon got no stars, while AT&T racked up a grand total of one. MySpace also got no stars and Yahoo only got one. Amazon’s showing is also pretty disappointing, especially considering its vast storehouse of consumer-purchase data and its rumored plans to enter the smartphone market. But Apple dominates mobile computing in a way few other companies do. And as the proprietor of a mobile operating system that runs on more than half a billion devices, Apple has its hands on a lot of data. Its approach to privacy matters to an awful lot of people — and its lousy performance is a big deal considering how deeply its devices are embedded into our lives.That integration is only getting deeper as Apple prototypes wearable devices and dreams up more screens to dominate. Not Just A Computer Company Anymore It’s not all together shocking that Apple has some catching up to do in the privacy realm. Until recently, it didn’t deal with all that much information about its customers. For most of its history, the company was called Apple Computer, because that’s what it sold: computers.In the early days, the only way for the government to snoop through your MacIntosh was to get a warrant to search your apartment. Today’s Apple’s computers are smaller, constantly connected to the Internet and, increasingly reliant on iCloud to sync and share data across devices.Whereas Google has been handling (and profiting from) user data since day one, Apple is only just getting started. If you use iCloud, its servers house your calendars, email, photos, notes and any other data you choose to feed it. If you’re using iOS 5 or higher, you’re also entrusting Apple with whatever percentage of your personal text messages go through its iMessage protocol.To its credit, Apple built iMessage using end-to-end encryption that makes its harder for others to snoop on the contents of messages. Of course, if the FBI — or the local cops — really want to know what you’re iMessaging back and forth, they can go directly to Apple, with or without a warrant. Of course, if the texts in question aren’t iMessages, the authorities could just do what they’ve always done: Ask the mobile data provider to see them. Such requests have seen a dramatic uptick in recent years, and the major ISPs don’t approach them with the same level of transparency that a company like Twitter or would. Why Consumers Should CareApple has never been lauded for having a forward-thinking and open approach to user privacy issues. That hasn’t stopped millions of people from trying to predict the company’s next gadget and then eagerly standing in line to purchase it. Part of that may have to do with awareness. Digital privacy reports excite a certain breed of data nerd (OK, guilty as charged), but they don’t approach the media attention lavished on Apple product announcements. Nor is the EFF’s chart plastered all over billboards, bus stops and television sets. Even for those of you who already knew that Apple doesn’t treat your privacy with kid gloves, the risk of the government peeking into law-abiding texts and calendars is too remote to worry about. To some, this is just a side effect of the hyper-connected, digitally-immersed society we’re becoming. Even if they don’t particularly like it, it’s just not their battle to fight. Trouble is, that sort of complacency puts no pressure on Apple to get more proactive about keeping your digital life safe from prying eyes.If you fall in this category, you might still luck out, of course. Even if there’s some major privacy gaffe down the line, it might not affect you. And if you’re fortunate, IRS agents aren’t currently reading your Apple email or iMessages, looking for possible evidence of tax evasion.But given Apple’s current practices in this regard, if they are, you’d never know. Maybe ignorance really is bliss. Related Posts Tags:#Apple#iMessage#iPhone#privacy Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces john paul titlow The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more