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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

Virtucon Why not work with Mozilla (80 comments)

Why not work with Mozilla to address the issues? What about Chromium? I'd put the brakes on anything Google does with Chrome. Their ever-shifting policies have meant that it's no longer a preferred solution to our clients and to my customers. These aren't minor issues either since Google has been building their own walled garden, something a lot of FOSS and Commercial Software organizations won't support. Firefox at least for now, is void of these issues and is much friendlier to the community as a whole.

2 days ago
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How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist

Virtucon Re:Wait ... What? (53 comments)

Too extreme then?

2 days ago
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How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist

Virtucon Wait ... What? (53 comments)

Dammit I've been taking rat poop ever since that study was released? Are you telling me now I did all that for nothing? I wish you'd make up your minds!

2 days ago
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WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

Virtucon Re:Desperate to have a wank. (297 comments)

Actually he violated the terms of his bail in the UK. So he can be apprehended at any time. He knew this as he fled into the Embassy. I agree with you though, he's probably tired of staring at the four walls every day and even RT is not giving him the airtime he used to get.

4 days ago
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Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper

Virtucon Re:Rot? Copper doesn't rot. It corrodes. (93 comments)

Same source. More accurate term would be deprecation. 1b, 3a and b seem appropriate.

deprecate
verb \de-pri-kt\

: to criticize or express disapproval of (someone or something)
deprecateddeprecating
Full Definition of DEPRECATE
transitive verb
1
a archaic : to pray against (as an evil)
b : to seek to avert
2
: to express disapproval of
3
a : play down : make little of
b : belittle, disparage
— deprecatingly adverb
— deprecation noun

about a week ago
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Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper

Virtucon Rot? Copper doesn't rot. It corrodes. (93 comments)

It's all about wanting to get out of the local communications office (CO) business. It's a lot more efficient for them to dump those COs and all the maintenance headaches that go along with it including very expensive lead acid batteries and all the associated real estate that goes along with it. There's also maintaining the phone lines inside your house which can be problematic with rodent damage or house settling. With FIOS based services they drop it off at the house and your wiring inside the house isn't their problem, you also supply the power for their point of presence at your place so they're not footing that bill either. At least that's the case in my area.

If these folks have true power outage concerns with bad weather they should invest in a home generator, ala GENERAC.

about a week ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Virtucon Re:If they disagree you're a troll (456 comments)

yeah we've gotten rid of a bunch of them and frankly the whole label removing campaign just leads to more labels or consolidation of labels. If you don't like a president because of his incompetent policies and because he's black, you're now a racist. See that label is still in play but dumb shit, commie pinko, fat ass those are hurtful. Blah...

about a week ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Virtucon Re:If they disagree you're a troll (456 comments)

You just validated my point. I wrote left leaning stupidity, not that they were liberal commie tyrants. You're putting meaning there where there is none. I win.

about a week ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Virtucon Re:Problem already solved (456 comments)

So you're saying you don't like to debate then?

about a week ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Virtucon If they disagree you're a troll (456 comments)

Intolerant pricks these days have become intolerant of other peoples' opinions. It's funny that the NYT would publish this considering their left leaning stupidity. Yeah if you don't agree with us, you're a troll. Fuck that, I haven't lived all these decades to just to the party line. Don't like it? Too bad.

about a week ago
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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

Virtucon Re:Are employment levels really that stellar? (206 comments)

Exactly the unemployment numbers from the Department of Labor are not telling of the true picture.

about a week ago
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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

Virtucon New Cisco Certification (206 comments)

CCGC - Cisco Certified Got canned.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

I wasn't changing the subject, just pointing out that you're a bit fanatical on this subject. You sure you don't have a brown shirt or two in the closet? Just following orders is not the same as a person doing a 9 to 5 at a job making a living. I also pointed out that the current administration views the press and whistle blowers as treasonous entities, something which you blew right on by. So instead of canonizing St. Snowden here you should wake up and smell the cat shit. Most of the crap dumped out there as gospel is utter shit, poorly produced and there's no fucking way in hell that given his access, he'd have any knowledge of strategic planning at the NSA. Todays Cyberbot bullshit is just that, bullshit.

It also seems that living in a nation of laws you don't want to abide by them and change them from within. You're labeling people for being evil when all they're doing is their job. That makes you intolerant. Somewhere, somebody got the idea that it would be good to do this; collecting metadata et al. All three branches of government are a fault here and we as the voting public are also culpable for letting it happen. It's time to fix it but you just can't trust everything you read, especially from somebody who's compromised and an attention whore. Despite your non-beliefs to the contrary, Snowden is wanted in this country under the laws that have been established to deal with this kind of crime. If you feel morally outraged, then you have a right to protest, lobby, arm twist whoever you want but that doesn't make people fundamentally trying to protect our nation evil scumbags.

Your perception on lying is interesting to. How do you know any of this material is credible? You're taking on faith from a guy who had an agenda. He violated his oath of secrecy to, and there's penalties for that. I'm not arguing the morality of it, but it's still against the law and until laws are changed or courts throw it out it's still the law. If we all decided to ignore laws we thought were morally wrong we'd have a game like Twisted Metal on the streets. Speed limit? Fuck That it's wrong? Murder? Fuck that it's wrong I'll kill my neighbor if he plays that stereo too loud. Yeah it'd be a much better place to live.

We have a constitution which serves as the basis for our laws in this country. Whether those laws are correct is for the people to decide and unfortunately public opinion on the whole Snowden episode is now swinging towards not credible. See the spin doctors are winning.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

An unconstitutional law.

Still a law and until it's repealed or deemed unconstitutional by SCOTUS, it's the law. That point can't be argued. You can choose to ignore the law and then of course there's penalties associated with it. The EFF and ACLU have been working cases through the courts but there's procedures involved. Eventually a case
will get in front of them.

I'm doing as much as someone who isn't a charismatic leader of a giant movement can do: Not much, but everything you can think of.

Good for you, now get off Snowden's nutsack and think for a few moments about what's being released and how credible it is. Ask yourself since he's been out of the "loop" for quite sometime how would he know about these new revelations? No idea? How about the people who are nurturing him in Russia? He's a talking head now for the Russian government and is no different than that idiot Max Keiser on Russia Today, probably with much less crack though.

I'd say everything after the
initial dump is pretty much compromised just to draw attention to it. An opinion? Yes but the quality of the work makes me more nervous if it were true because a lot of it looks amateurish and for what the taxpayers have been footing the bill for this, I want my money back.

Yes, disgusting. Evil scumbags. If they think that violating the highest law of the land and people's fundamental rights are the right things to do, then that makes them even worse. Anyone still working for the NSA is utterly devoid of morals. This isn't up for debate.

You know a lot of people working in the intelligence community aren't evil scumbags. Sorry to burst your bubble there but they're not. They're people who have a job to do and have been given instructions to do that job. Unfortunately their leaders are evil scumbags and that's where your venting should be focused.

History doesn't do anything. It's just a concept used to describe things that happened in the past. It's not as if history is some sort of living entity.

Even if people lie, that doesn't change reality. I'm speaking of these on a purely technical basis.

History is written by people who have publishers and usually sponsors, all of which have an agenda. If you go to school and study history you'll find many errors and omissions that are in direct contradiction to other sources. To put that in perspective If you're a latter day twit who believes in Wikipedia, just think of how many thousands of edits are done daily by people with agendas. The MH17 crash, the Russians were found to be editing the information on the page. Congressional staff editing pages to color information their way. So does history do anything? Yes it does because it legitimizes the actions of people and puts emphasis on events that they want you to remember. I'm sure if the Nazis had won World War II or come to a stalemate with the Allies they'd have written off the death camps as something benign and where unfortunate occurrences of malnutrition and dysentery broke out causing the deaths of millions because of all the people they were trying to re-educate. Oh and the Nazis had laws that allowed them to do it too. Feel better now?

Spin doctors exist everywhere and right now Snowden is a puppet boy in the hands of the Russians. Whether it's by design or accident he's been compromised and he's still wanted for espionage in this country.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

No, it isn't; it's 100% unconstitutional.

Until SCOTUS rules on what is, or isn't constitutional then it's still the law. That doesn't change anything.

Even if he did, all that would mean is that the laws are wrong.

So do something about it! It wouldn't the first time in history that laws have been passed that are unjust but that's life. Of course we could live in
a dictatorship and then we'd have less to worry about our liberties while big brother takes care of us.

Maybe reporters are eager to see what he has to say, given his position? Maybe he feels he can convince some people to come to his side in the face of an ever more corrupt government. Our media sure as hell isn't doing their job.

You seem to be assuming that anyone who has a message for others is an attention whore. Stop acting like a religious fundamentalist by telling others what they think. You're not Snowden, so you don't know his motivations, and neither do I. And frankly, it's fucking irrelevant. What matters are the NSA's disgusting activites. That sure doesn't stop people from trying to shift the topic away from the NSA's treasonous behavior to useless speculation about how Snowden is a traitor or a puppet.

Disgusting? strong term there and there's a lot of folks who probably work for the NSA thinking that they're doing the right thing. It's all what side of the argument you're on. Snowden did violate the espionage act by releasing the information. Now what's in that information is what we all have to deal with. No hype, no drama just take care of it by forcing DC to get the fuck out of our lives. That should be the focus not some attention whore in Russia.

False dichotomy. It is not an either/or. You can be a patriot *and* a spy. Well, if you think that someone is a "spy" for leaking documents showing that the government violated the highest law of the land, people's individual liberties, and basis morality. If you think that qualifies as a spy, then I'm 100% okay with that kind of spy.

Furthermore, history doesn't dictate facts. I mean, you can try to hide facts, but that isn't the same as changing them. History can't dictate that 1 + 1 = 3.

History doesn't dictate facts? Right now: spy in 20 years: patriot perhaps? It's an either or situation, guaranteed. Who the fuck do you think writes the history books, the victors. History is replete with outrageous acts of cruelty and unjust acts and countries with laws that were unjust. It doesn't change the fact that they were done and it doesn't change the fact that the guy violated the espionage laws of this country. There are whistle blower protection laws but the current administration seems to think that that's spying and treasonous as well, so again, the elected officials are creating this shit and history will be written by future generations and hopefully they'll look back and respect how we unfuck ourselves from this mess. If the whistle blower law had stronger protections then this kind of information could have been handled in a different way. Right now unfortunately for old puppet boy he's a spy, he's been painted as one and his acts are that of somebody committing espionage. There are lawyers in this country who'd represent him and make the arguments in court on his behalf and it would be up to a judge/jury to decide his guilt. Oh and if you think this idiot in the white house is fair when it comes to leaked information, let's not forget our old TV Chelsey Manning who's now got a lovely retirement villa in Leavenworth KS.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

"Don't pass unjust laws" where were you when they were being passed? that's the problem with people nowadays they want somebody else to take the blame. Hold your legislators and the courts responsible for the laws we have and look into the mirror as to who put them there.

about a week ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

For taking that course of action? I suppose so. But his course of action was not wrong, and thanks to that, we now have the details of what the government is doing and how it's doing it (or, for the more ignorant, that it was violating the constitution at all).

That's where you fall into a hole. It's perfectly legal for the government to spy on us. Why? The laws say it's okay along with executive orders authorizing things with a shadow court involved in rubber stamping it. If you had the regular court system involved, which the EFF and the ACLU have been doing then things progress. It's how the legal system works and until this gets to SCOTUS which I'm afraid will rubber stamp it, the NSA et al. is doing legal work under the cloak of a lot of paperwork covering their asses. Snowden on the other hand violated the espionage laws. If he didn't know he was doing that to begin with then he's just naive.

Copying. Also, I'm not sure what you're expecting from him now. He did what he set out to do. Are you saying that if you do one amazing thing, you must do amazing things forever thereafter or "it's all downhill from there"?

So why do we keep getting the attention whore in our faces all the time if he really wanted to get on with his life he'd shut the fuck up already. Oh wait the puppet masters in Russia are pulling the strings there so now he'll just drivel on and on and on about useless shit. Danger! Danger! the NSA is spying with new mental devices that are injected into our asses! Danger. It's all bullshit now, so he needs to just go off into the sunset.

A spy for the people, I guess. How would you suggest that we reign in on an unstoppable government that violates the constitution in secret as it pleases if we can't even have someone leak some documents? Is being a "spy" automatically bad? I don't think so, and this all assumes he could even be called a "spy" at all.

Spies usually are tried and either put away forever, hanged or traded for other spies. History will decide his role ultimately. I'm sure if the US had a few Russian Spies old Edward there would be coughed up like a bitch in prison for a few cigarettes.

The definition of patriotism you cited a few posts ago doesn't preclude him from being a patriot. It seems weird that this discussion of patriotism is happening again when you already agreed that Snowden's actions were patriotic (by citing such a definition, and admitting that you liked that he leaked the documents).

History, again, will dictate if he was a patriot or a spy. In the case of Pollard, case closed as he rots in Club Fed.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

Then change the fucking laws by electing representatives that don't piss all over the constitution. That's the only way you'll fix the problem. Shit we've known for years the FISA court was out there and frankly the whole pseudo court system isn't unprecedented. Ever hear of Tax court? So to all the people who bitch and moan about how the country is spying on them, tell your fucking reps in DC to stop it. If they don't stop the spying then elect people who will and stop voting the party line in elections. If you don't then you have no room to bitch or complain.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

Virtucon Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

And he has nobody to blame but himself. I'll give him credit for stealing a bunch of information and then publishing it, especially around the NSA's activities but after that it's all downhill from there. Wait. That's the definition of a spy isn't it? Maybe old John Pollard would like to be considered patriotic then?

about two weeks ago
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A Look At Advanced Targeted Attacks Through the Lens of a Human-Rights NGO

Virtucon China who would have thought.. (25 comments)

We fuck your shit up - China

about two weeks ago

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Protesters picket in front of Kevin Rose's Home

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 4 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "Another anti-tech protest happened this weekend outside of Kevin Rose's home in San Francisco. Kevin Rose, founder of Digg and a Google Ventures partner was targeted with a protest and leaflets were handed out "warning" the neighbors that he is destroying San Francisco.

The anarchistic group protesting Kevin was called Counterforce and has demanded that Google Pay $3 billion. The group has called for the creation of "autonomous, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist communities throughout the Bay Area and Northern California."

I don't know about you but if two women held up a protest banner threatening to snip something off I'd be a bit concerned."

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City Councilman Resigns Using Klingon

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 8 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "A city councilman in Indian Trail Town, North Carolina has resigned and opted to write his letter of resignation in Klingon. David Waddell is obviously a fan of Star Trek. I wonder if the other council members know what the hell he wrote? I'm sure a nice Qu'vatlh would have sufficed."
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23AndMe Ordered To Stop Selling DNA tests.

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 9 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science. It seems that 23andMe has been slow in responding to the FDA with regards to the testing and methods used in the Personal Genome Service (PGS) as the main reason for the order. The issues were outlined in the order the FDA sent on 11/22. "
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GOCE satellite is falling to Earth but Scientists don't know where.

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 9 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer or GOCE Satellite is expected to fall to Earth this weekend. It weighs over a ton and unfortunately the Scientists don't exactly know where it will land. You can track it here. It should re-enter sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Makr Hopkins, chair of the National Society's Executive Committee said: "The satellite is one of the few satellites in a Polar Orbit. Consequently, it could land almost anywhere,"

The GOCE mission was to create an accurate gravity map of the Earth."
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Engineers Create Urine Powered Robot

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 9 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "Using the idea that urine can be used to generate electricity, Engineers in the UK have developed a prototype pump that mimics the human heart. This pump presumably could be used to deliver urine to waste powered fuel cells.

‘We speculate that in the future, urine-powered EcoBots could perform environmental monitoring tasks such as measuring temperature, humidity and air quality,’ said lead researcher Peter Walters of the University of the West of England (UWE), which runs the BRL with Bristol University.

Are pee powered robots in our future? Could the technology be used to power vehicles and would you want it? I mean would you buy a $90,000 Tesla if it smelled like urine all the time?"
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French Court Orders Google To Block Pics and Links of Max Mosley

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 9 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "This one goes to the old adage "closing the stable door after the horse bolted." A French court on Wednesday ruled that Google must remove from its search results photos of a former Formula One racing chief, Max Mosley, participating in an Nazi-themed orgy. Google could be fined up to 1,000 Euros/day for not complying. What's strange here is that Mosley A) Sued in a French Court B) Didn't go after anybody else other than Google and C) has definitely strange tastes in extracurricular activities. In this day and age it's laughable to think that once your private photos/videos hit the Internet that you have any expectation of reigning them in or filtering the embarrassing parts out. Google isn't the only game in town so to speak in terms of Internet search. I wonder if his lawyers checked out Yahoo or WebCrawler? Of course Google plans to appeal the decision to ... be able to show pics of an old man getting er um never mind..."
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New Allegations of large scale data collection by the NSA on Google and Yahoo

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 10 months ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "Another revelation of a new program that goes beyond PRISM, this program called MUSCULAR which gets around sticky US laws by relying on the GCHQ. If true this may actually start to get Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft to start flexing some of the legal and lobbying muscle in Washington to outlaw this kind of crap.
David Drummond, chief legal officer at Google has said:


"We are outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from our private fiber networks, and it underscores the need for urgent reform."

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California Public Utilities Commission approves Ride Sharing Services

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about a year ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "Ride Sharing Services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar received a big boost today when the California Public Utilities Commission approved rules that would allow them to continue to operate as long as the followed a few rules. This makes California the first state to adopt such rules and is expected to preempt local governments who are trying to clamp down on these services and try to regulate them like local taxi companies."
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How do you deal with software publishers who ignore known Vulnerabilities?

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about a year ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "If you have a software publisher who ignores vulnerabilities or distributes software that has third party dependencies that have vulnerabilities, what do you do about it when they ignore the situation? I mean if they keep distributing updates and the vulnerabilities still are present, other than not using the application anymore or reporting it what can you do? Shame them publicly? Also what if it's a home-use product vs. an enterprise product, do you treat those differently?"
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Labor Department wanted $1 million for e-mail addresses of political appointees.

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about a year ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "

The AP asked for the addresses following last year's disclosures that the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency had used separate email accounts at work. The practice is separate from officials who use personal, non-government email accounts for work, which generally is discouraged—but often happens anyway—due to laws requiring that most federal records be preserved. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.

The reason for the $1 million dollar request was to do research including going to backup tapes. Some of the information has been turned over to AP but it still seems that the government just can't get their hands on e-mail addresses for their own people."
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Federal Magistrate rules in favor of accused in decryption issue.

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about a year ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "U.S. Magistrate William Callahan Jr. of Wisconsin has ruled in favor of the accused in that he should not have to decrypt his storage device. The US Government had sought to compel Feldman to provide his password to obtain access to the data. Presumably the FBI has had no success in getting the data and had sought to have the judge compel Feldman to provide the decrypted contents of what they had seized.

The Judge ruled:

This is a close call, but I conclude that Feldman’s act of production, which would necessarily require his using a password of some type to decrypt the storage device, would be tantamount to telling the government something it does not already know with ‘reasonably particularity’—namely, that Feldman has personal access to and control over the encrypted storage devices. Accordingly, in my opinion, Fifth Amendment protection is available to Feldman. Stated another way, ordering Feldman to decrypt the storage devices would be in violation of his Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination.

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Google is pushing back on law enforcement requests for access to Gmail accounts

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "Ars technica has an interesting article on how Google is handling requests from law enforcement for access to Gmail accounts. With the recent Petraeus scandal where no criminal conduct was found, it seems that they're re-enforcing their policies and standing up for their users.

"In order to compel us to produce content in Gmail we require an ECPA search warrant," said Chris Gaither, Google spokesperson. "If they come for registration information, that's one thing, but if they ask for content of email that's another thing."

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MIT Researchers find that some Android apps collect information when off

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 2 years ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "MIT Researchers have discovered that some Android applications collect personal information including Google Maps even when they are off. Maybe Free isn't so great after all?

From the Article: " After evaluating 36 applications — ranging from popular games such as Angry Birds to text-messaging platforms, social media applications and photography applications — researchers found that most applications collect personal information about their users even when the phone is not in operation. Shih and Zhang found that applications tracked everything from location information to stored contacts and the device's Web history.""

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Judge Refuses Appeal in Kim DotCom case for extradition

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  about 2 years ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "The USA has suffered another rebuff in its attempts to extradite Kim Dotcom, with Judge Winkelmann of the High Court of New Zealand upholding a previous disclosure order made by Judge David Harvey.

The previous order had required the FBI to disclose an extensive amount of documentation to support its application for Dotcom’s extradition. As noted by NZ’s LawGeekNZ blog, the disclosure would cover communications between US authorities and the MPAA and RIAA on behalf of copyright owners.

This had been resisted by the US, which requested a judicial review. This has now been completed, and in a 51-page judgment (available at LawGeekNZ), Judge Winkelmann has dismissed the application."

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New Mineral found in Metorite.

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "The new mineral was found embedded in the Allende meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1969. Since 2007, geologist Chi Ma of Caltech has been probing the meteorite with a scanning electron microscope, discovering nine new materials including panguite."
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Facebook on a slide based on User Data?

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Virtucon (127420) writes "A recent report from analyst firm comScore said that unique U.S. visitors to Facebook dropped slightly in May compared to April and March. But an analysis of additional comScore data suggests that the slowdown could be more significant and longer lasting. Falling traffic could be a concern to investors, who justify Facebook's high market value by pointing to its growth potential."
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Scientists Create World's Smallest Steam Engine

Virtucon Virtucon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Virtucon writes "German physicists say they've built a heat engine measuring only a few micrometers across which works as well as a normal-sized version — although it sputters, they admit.

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems say that the engine does basically work, meaning there's nothing, in principle, to prevent the construction of highly efficient, small heat engines."

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