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Posts Tagged ‘text’

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 [...]

Canada’s new plastic $100 bill is all tricked out

A helpful YouTube video put out by the Bank of Canada explains the new security features. For example, a suspicious money taker should note that although the polymer bill is nice and smooth, there should be raised ink on the big number 100, the "Bank of Canada" text and the shoulders of the portrait of Sir Robert Borden, the prime minister of [...]

“Judge” beats disabled daughter for using the Internet

A YouTube video posted by a person who claims to be Hillary Adams, daughter of Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams shows a video of a man said to be Judge Williams viciously beating her as a teenager in 2004 (in the video, her age is given as 16). The accompanying text states... Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a [...]

Automatically generate regular expressions with Txt2re

Automatically generate regular expressions with Txt2re

A programmer who hates coming up with regular expressions has produced a visual tool for automatically generating them. You paste in a block of text, identify the parts of it you'd like your regexp to catch, and it produces an (admittedly inelegant but absolutely functional) regexp ready for your use. The programmer explains, "It's free [...]

Fiendish CSS-based technique for obfuscating text

Asa Raskin's developed a fairly ingenious, CSS-based means of obfuscating text; briefly, he inserts random characters in the text and applies a "do not render" CSS style to them. The words render as normal on your screen, but when copied to the clipboard, the junk text is also picked up. It's been years since I did much with CSS, but I have [...]

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 [...]