“A Virginia Beach Circuit Court this week ruled that an individual in a criminal proceeding cannot be forced to divulge the passcode to his cellphone as it would violate the self-incrimination clause of the Fifth Amendment. At the same time, the Court held that an individual can be compelled to give up his fingerprint to unlock Touch ID, or any fingerprint protected device for that matter.” – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Love your morning coffee break, but hate having to wait in line amongst the masses? Well, Starbucks will allow you skip line entirely with its new app. Just place your order via that trusty smartphone, and you’ll be able to walk in and pick it up. Of course, the company’s mobile software sorts payments too, which certainly helps expedite the process . What’s more, plans for a delivery option are in the works for folks who belong to its loyalty program — but only in select markets. “Imagine the ability to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot to your desk daily, ” CEO Howard Schultz said. “That’s our version of e-commerce on steroids.” The new version of the bean-slinging mobile app is set to arrive in December, beginning with Portland, Oregon before a nation-wide rollout in 2015. [Image credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images] Filed under: Software , Mobile Comments Source: Advertising Age
itwbennett writes: Assuming that people who use the anonymity network want to also use Facebook, the social network has made its site available on Tor, Facebook software engineer Alec Muffett said in a post on Friday. Facebook also decided to encrypt the connection between clients and its server with SSL, providing an SSL certificate for Facebook’s onion address. This was done both for internal technical reasons and as a way for users to verify Facebook’s ownership of the onion address. Since it is still an experiment, Facebook hopes to improve the service and said it would share lessons learned about scaling and deploying services via an onion address over time. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
merbs writes “Earlier this year, Denmark’s leadership announced that the nation would run entirely on renewable power by 2050. Wind, solar, and biomass would be ramped up while coal and gas are phased out. Now Denmark has gone even further, and plans to end coal by 2025. Read more of this story at Slashdot.