THE MORNNG BANTER: Iran Sanctions, War Addictions, Apple Bugs, and Fargo Adaptations

Happy Wednesday. Hope you’re not caught in a polar vortex. Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

1. Republicans Drag Senate To A Halt To Force A Vote On Iran Sanctions

Senate Republicans are dragging the upper chamber to a halt in an effort to force a vote on a bill that a wide cross section of observers warn will bring the U.S. closer to war with Iran. The bill, which would tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of delicate nuclear negotiations between that country and several Western powers, is being pushed forward by Republicans. Awesome. And speaking of…

2. Breaking Our Addiction To War

In which a little Lupe Fiasco and Howard Zinn are used to help stir up some good old fashioned anti-war, anti-government sentiment.

3. Apple Fixes SSL Security Vulnerability in OS X 10.9.2

Apple released a fix for the security bug known as “Gotofail.” The bug, which stemmed from an error in Apple’s code, caused SSL/TLS encryption — the system that creates secure links between your computer and servers — to fail, leaving users vulnerable to hackers and “man in the middle” attacks. These are similar to “monkey in the middle” attacks, only slightly more evolved.

4. The Latest From Fargo

Here’s a teaser from FX’s new television adaptation of the cult-classic Fargo, featuring Billy Bob Thorton: