Tor Usage More Than Doubles In August
No it was the TSA that confiscated them. The NSA just downloaded everything from your phone while it was passing through the X-ray machine
Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge
Well now you know what the judicial system thinks.
Ethiopia Criminalizes VoIP Services
My kingdom for a mod point
The Average Consumer Thinks Data Privacy Is Worth Around 65 Cents
Well I just tried to buy a Minecraft license online. I went through their payment page, put in my name and credit card info and got declined because their payment processor, Moneybookers, said I needed to sign up for an account and scan my drivers license and send it to them.
I kinda would have liked to have played the full version of Minecraft but I am sure as hell not giving out that kind of information for it.
Indian Gov't Uses Special Powers To Slash Cancer Drug Price By 97%
Again somewhat true. Academic research is largely funded by private companies, in exchange for exclusive rights to the fruits of the research.
School District Sued By ACLU Over Student's Free Speech Rights
This. A thousand times this.
At my son's school they have a student code of conduct regarding technology which both the children and their parents are supposed to sign. One of the more egregious clauses gives the school permission to seize and search through students cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, etc, if they believe there is some incriminating evidence contained within. I struck that clause out and wrote a note saying if they had any problems with that to contact me, not a peep.
If the school has any concerns or suspicions about what my son is doing they should contact me and have me search through his stuff. If we give the school that power it just desensitises our children against invasive privacy abuse.
Women Arrested For Refusing TSA Search of Children
This is exactly what needs to happen.
A locked door to the cockpit prevents anyone from hijacking the plane and crashing it into a building. An armed guard deters (but doesn't entirely prevent) someone from taking hostages. There is no way to prevent every misdeed, but this seems like a fair compromise between security and liberty to me.
Surveillance Robot That is Programmed To Hide
I believe that under all kinds of conditions paper beats rock.
Increase In Xbox 360 E74 Problems
Speaking from personal experience that 1 in 6 set of odds is only for the first 360 you buy. If you have to send it in for warranty repair/work then you get a refurbished unit which has a significantly higher rate of failure. In my case I went through 3 refurbs which each arrived DOA before I sold my 360 and all my games and went and bought a PS3.
I went against my conscience and bought a 360 because it had some cool games, but it wasn't worth it, and that's the last dime of my money that M$ gets.
$1,000 Spray Makes Gadgets Waterproof
Hate to say it but 3G (1900MHz) is microwave.
Tech's 10 Worst Entry-Level Jobs
It's really a shame there's no -1 Pedantic mod option
Using a 14400 baud modem, my job was uploading large Microsoft Access DB files to non-networked
So, now, were they networked or weren't they? Because a modem connection still is a network connection. A slow one, over POTS, but still a network connection.