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Posts Tagged ‘enforcement’

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Law enforcement authorities are asking Congress to mandate that cell phone companies record and store data from Americans’ text messages for at least two years, according to a report on the tech media site CNET. In recent years, the use of cell phone data in criminal cases has increased, and now law enforcement wants cell phone companies to be [...]

Google+ App for BlackBerry

Google+ App for BlackBerry

Google Plus for BlackBerry applications are now available on BlackBerry App World. Google + , the more the application is ready to use on your BlackBerry, and you can download Google applications and the BlackBerry BlackBerry App World. Google applications are free and BlackBerry App World. So you can google with BlackBerry Messenger, plus [...]

Anonymous takes over as LulzSec sails off into sunset

Anonymous takes over as LulzSec sails off into sunset

As noted on Boing Boing over the weekend, LulzSec has called it quits, amid increasing efforts by the FBI and other agencies to track them down—and amid a steady stream of doxing and leaked IRC logs by hacker foes. One LulzSec member told the AP they weren't quitting because of pressure from law enforcement, but because they were [...]

Poor countries have more piracy because media costs too much

Poor countries have more piracy because media costs too much

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies, an academic report on pricing and copyright infringement in poor countries, comes to the conclusion that high media prices (as measured against the average wage in poor countries) are responsible for piracy... that is, when you control for social attitudes towards copying, enforcement differences, and so [...]

Now you don’t even have to be flying to be “scanned” by x-rays

Now you don’t even have to be flying to be “scanned” by x-rays

AS&E's vans can be driven past stationary vehicles to scan their contents or parked to see the innards of passing cars and trucks. The Z Backscatter Vans, or ZBVs, as the company calls them, send a narrow stream of X-rays off and through nearby objects and read which ones bounce back. Absorbed rays indicate dense material such as steel. [...]

Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance

Obama administration wants encryption backdoors for domestic surveillance

In a New York Times article today by Charlie Savage, news that the Obama administration is proposing new legislation that would provide the U.S. Government with direct access to all forms of digital communication, "including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows [...]

Fake DHS “photography license” for fake no-photos laws

Fake DHS “photography license” for fake no-photos laws

All around the world, cops and rent-a-cops are vigorously enforcing nonexistent anti-terrorist bans on photography in public places. If you're worried about being busted under an imaginary law, why not download these templates and print yourself an imaginary "Photography license" from the DHS? Who knows if it's legal to carry one of these... [...]

Latest leaked draft of secret copyright treaty: US trying to cram DRM rules down the world’s throats

Latest leaked draft of secret copyright treaty: US trying to cram DRM rules down the world’s throats

Michael Geist writes in with the latest news on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the secret, closed-door copyright treaty that will bring US-style copyright rules (and worse) to the whole world. Particularly disturbing is the growing support for "three-strikes" copyright rules that would disconnect whole families from the [...]