This Day in Blogging History: Cops can unlock Android & Apple phones; Graphic memoir of Soviet Afghanistan; Mousepad sofa

One year ago today
Apple can decrypt iPhones for cops; Google can remotely "reset password" for Android devices: Apple apparently has the power to decrypt iPhone storage in response to law-enforcement requests, though they won't say how. Google can remotely "reset the password" for a phone for cops, too.

Five years ago today
The Photographer: gripping graphic memoir about doctors in Soviet Afghanistan, accompanied by brilliant photos: FirstSecond, one of the great literary comics presses of the modern world, has topped itself with The Photographer: Into war-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, a collaboration between photographer Didier Lefevre, graphic novelist Emmanuel Guibert, and designer Frederic Lemercier.

Ten years ago today
Sofa of mousepads: Comfortable, practical and thrifty.