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Schneier Has Something Good To Say About Airport Security

sangreal66 Not new for the TSA (226 comments)

I don't know if they still do it with all the nude scanners but the old metal detectors would randomly decide if you get subjected to secondary search by flashing a different light when you go through

about a year ago
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

sangreal66 Re:What person thinks this is OK? (191 comments)

In this case, the email provider is the 3rd party, not blackberry, so it is analogous. You go to the blackberry system via their website or OS and you give them (blackberry) all your email username, passwords and servers so they can go and get your email from a 3rd party. It works the same way that mint.com collects account information from 3rd party sites, for example. You get the email from BIS directly, which in turn gets it from a 3rd party using the account info you provided.

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

sangreal66 Re:US should follow its own rules (447 comments)

He doesn't need a passport to return to the US. Or any other country that decides to let him, like you said. It is simply a measure to make things more difficult for him. Regarding the extradition point, his passport was revoked while he was still in Hong Kong.

My point wasn't really whether or not the move makes sense, just that nothing in the regulations say he has to be in the country to revoke his passport (your original claim)

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

sangreal66 Re:US should follow its own rules (447 comments)

You're conflating the two procedures described in that document. One is for active felony arrest warrants (Snowden's case), and the other is for when there is no active warrant, but leaving the country would result in one due to an existing court order. The actual regulation that the fact sheet is based on also distinguishes between the two:

(1) The applicant is the subject of an outstanding Federal warrant of arrest for a felony, including a warrant issued under the Federal Fugitive Felon Act (18 U.S.C. 1073); or

(2) The applicant is subject to a criminal court order, condition of probation, or condition of parole, any of which forbids departure from the United States and the violation of which could result in the issuance of a Federal warrant of arrest, including a warrant issued under the Federal Fugitive Felon Act; or

In fact, it goes on to list extradition proceedings as another valid reason:

(5) The applicant is the subject of a request for extradition or provisional request for extradition which has been presented to the government of a foreign country; or

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

sangreal66 Re:A day late, but... (447 comments)

There is nothing extreme about it, it is entirely routine:

The principal law enforcement reasons for the U.S. State Department to deny
or revoke a passport are the existence of (1) a valid federal or state felony arrest warrant; or (2) a
criminal court order, condition of parole or condition of probation that forbids departure from the
United States (See 22 C.F.R. 51.60-51.62)

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart/pdfs/passport_fact_sheet.pdf

This pdf is about sex offenders, but that isn't relevant to the regulations they cite (and I'm just demonstrating that it is standard procedure). 22 C.F.R. 51.62 allows them to revoke a passport if the bearer would not be eligible to get a new passport:

51.62 Revocation or limitation of passports.

(a) The Department may revoke or limit a passport when

(1) The bearer of the passport may be denied a passport under 22 CFR 51.60 or 51.61 ; or 51.28 ; or any other provision contained in this part; or,

22 C.F.R. 51.60 allows for denying a new passport based on outstanding arrest warrants:

(b) The Department may refuse to issue a passport in any case in which the Department determines or is informed by competent authority that:

(1) The applicant is the subject of an outstanding Federal warrant of arrest for a felony, including a warrant issued under the Federal Fugitive Felon Act (18 U.S.C. 1073); or

Put together, they can and do revoke passports based simply on having an outstanding arrest warrant, without a specific court order

about a year ago
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Proposed NJ Law Allows Cops To Search Phones At Crash Scenes

sangreal66 Re:Yes (397 comments)

DUI in NJ is a traffic offense, like a speeding ticket. It is not a criminal offense

about a year and a half ago
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Pondering the Future of a Re-Org'd Microsoft

sangreal66 Re:Article Is Garbage (400 comments)

The article is based almost entirely on rumors and bad information, but that's what you get from these "Forbes Contributor" articles. They're not from the Forbes staff, they're basically a curated set of blogs hosted by Forbes.

about a year and a half ago
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Responding to US Gambling Law, Antigua Set To Launch "Pirate" Site

sangreal66 Re:The USA representative does not understand the (377 comments)

I'm not arguing whether or not it is theft, but the contents of the act do make it criminal which the parent argues otherwise. I was additionally simply pointing out that while he argues it is not Theft simply because it is not a criminal offense, the very bill that does make it a criminal offense contains Theft in the title

about 2 years ago
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Responding to US Gambling Law, Antigua Set To Launch "Pirate" Site

sangreal66 Re:The USA representative does not understand the (377 comments)

According to the NET act, copyright infringement is a criminal offense in some cases which is what I was replying to.

about 2 years ago
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Responding to US Gambling Law, Antigua Set To Launch "Pirate" Site

sangreal66 Re:The USA representative does not understand the (377 comments)

In the first paragraph this quote says:

The United States has accused Antigua and Barbuda of contemplating “government-authorized piracy” and “intellectual property theft” as the Caribbean nation ...

either deliberately misleading or is just plain stupid by saying that IP violation is theft. It is not. Theft is a criminal offense, IP violation is a civil one.

I take it you haven't read the No Electronic Theft Act? (Yes, Theft is right there in the title). IP violation can be a criminal offense in the US

about 2 years ago
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Swedish Pirate Party Presses Charges Against Banks For WikiLeaks Blockade

sangreal66 Re:Unkown Lamer, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! (234 comments)

VISA Europe is a membership association owned entirely by its membership (which are European Banks, including Swedish banks)

FWIW, they are not the same company as VISA, Inc. which operates in the US. The US division was sold off in an IPO years ago

about 2 years ago
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Google Targets Android Fragmentation With Updated Terms For SDK

sangreal66 Re:How will a license agreement solve fragmentatio (154 comments)

Yes, but this is almost certainly just a shot at Amazon (and a preemptive shot at Samsung). It doesn't do anything to address the real fragmentation problem: hardware and other issues causing manufacturers to abandon OS updates a few months after launching phones

about 2 years ago
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Judge Approves Settlement In eBook Price-Fixing Case

sangreal66 Re:Do you guys support Amazon as a monopoly? Reall (242 comments)

So your preferred solution is one where you can choose between multiple retailers but those retailers don't actually bother to compete with each other on price or content. That's not much better than an Amazon monopoly. By the way, the DOJ complaint details why your claims of predatory pricing by Amazon are largely unfounded

more than 2 years ago
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Judge Rules Oracle Must Continue Porting Software To Itanium

sangreal66 Re:Sure it's the Itanic (109 comments)

They actually made the agreement when Itanium was already dying (2010). It was (a vague) part of the settlement when HP sued them for hiring their former CEO

At least, that is what I got when I RTFA

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Offers To Help Train Workers For Other Jobs

sangreal66 Re:That does not compute. (148 comments)

Well, it isn't for Bachelor degrees. It specifically says it is for "technical and vocational certifications or associate's degrees"

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Caught On Camera Returning Seized Server

sangreal66 Re:So What Was the FBI Supposed to Do? (267 comments)

That's an issue between the customer and the provider which owns the server (ECN), not the FBI. If ECN wasn't notified by the FBI that would be a separate issue, but that hasn't been claimed.

more than 2 years ago
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Federal Court Tosses Colorado's Amazon Tax

sangreal66 Re:What's really going on (229 comments)

Sure, if you want to just make shit up and blindly ignore the facts. Amazon has consistently lobbied for a federal internet sales tax.

more than 2 years ago

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