Google & Apple Earns FBI’s Wrath Over Privacy via Cellular Phones

The FBI is upset because of Apple & Google’s software encryption apps will prevent them from spying on their customer’s phone. The FBI is very concerned with this because it limits the department’s ability to monitor crime and terrorism, thus it will also allow people to place themselves above the law. Though the FBI may still be able to implant malware to access someone’s stored data, it will not be as easy as accessing it through Google or Apple. To counter this, the FBI may be working on a backdoor program with the government because Apple and Google are extremely committed to the privacy of their customers.


Do you think Google and Apple should allow the FBI to monitor cell phones? Do you think this could make criminals feel like they’re above the law? Would you mind having your data viewed by the FBI or do you think it is a breach of your privacy (even if you’re not doing any criminal activity)?


Fall Semester Disappointment

Autumn in New York
Image by blmiers2 via Flickr

The fall semester grades are finally in and I am a a little disappointed in myself. I received an A- in  Latino Studies, B- in Abnormal Psychology, C in Philosophy and another C in Cognitive Psychology. My g.p.a is a 2.6 and I really needed it to be at least a 3.0 to apply for scholarships and to a research program called McNair Scholars. Though I am extremely disappointed in myself, I do applaud myself for surviving in New York. I gave up a good job,  a new car and my own apartment to finish my bachelor’s degree at one of the greatest schools in New York. And honestly, it has proved to be one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I have learned so much in one semester. The schooling system is entirely different from Florida because Florida does not give C+ or A- which makes it easier to pass the class. New York on the other hand, you really have to be on your A game because to get at least a B- because one C could destroy your g.p.a. I dont regret anything, it just makes me see where my weaknesses are and now I know for a fact that I have to wake up reading, go to sleep reading and read during my free time. Thats my life for the next two years.

Besides that, I have finally decided on a minor. Since my bachelor’s and my masters degree will be in forensic psychology, I decided that a minor in health and physical education would be good for me. I was going to take counseling but I am sure I’ll learn about counseling more in depth but right now, I am really excited about the p.e classes. I have about 18-21 credits to take for the minor and the classes range from kick boxing, yoga, cardiovascular, aerobics, stress management, etc.

I am looking forward to the spring semester. I am taking two history classes, a math and physical education. These classes seem like they balance out and they’re not so reading intensive….hopefully