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Apple’s fight with FBI to get support from global protests to be held by Internet rights group

Fight for the Future has organised rallies in 30 cities in the US, UK, Hong Kong and Germany to oppose the investigative agency forcing Apple to unlock a terrorist's encrypted phone.

Internet rights group Fight for the Future has organised protests in 30 cities to oppose the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtaining a court order to force Apple Inc to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Associated Press reported the demonstrations will be held on Tuesday outside Apple stores in 30 cities in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Germany. The protests in the US will be spread across more than 20 states, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, where they plan to express their support for the tech giant’s decision to create a backdoor to the iPhone outside the FBI headquarters.

Apple is fighting the US magistrate's order directing it to help the country's government hack into an encrypted phone belonging to Syed Farook, one of the shooters who opened fire at a social agency in Southern California. The ruling requires Apple to provide the FBI with software that will allow them to bypass a security feature built into most iPhones that destroys all data on the phone if there are more than 10 failed attempts to unlock it.

Apple CEO Time Cook said last week that in the wrong hands, anyone in possession of this software will be able to unlock any iPhone. However, the FBI has claimed the company is exaggerating the security risks in a marketing move aimed at boosting iPhone sales. Fight for the Future believes Apple is right to be wary and hopes the Obama administration will change its stand; so far, it has supported the FBI in its legal showdown with Apple.

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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

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So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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