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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 

 

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President Obama Wants You to Feel Good About NSA Surveillance

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On 9 August 2013, President Obama addressed concerns about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic spying programs, but stopped far short of promising to curtail them. The president announced that the NSA will be launching a new Web site to better explain the program. While Obama stated that, “it’s right to ask questions about surveillance,” he said that Edward Snowden, who revealed the programs to the world, was not a “patriot.” Meanwhile, Obama has reportedly been in secret talks with technology executives, including Apple’s Tim Cook, to discuss the surveillance programs.favicon follow link

 

Comments about President Obama Wants You to Feel Good About NSA Surveillance

Steve Nicholson  2013-08-12 10:31
Anybody who exposes erosion of our freedoms is a patriot in my book.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-13 11:42
Correction: The original version of this ExtraBIT referred to "Eric" Snowden, instead of "Edward," the man's correct name. I've changed the text on the site.