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It’s legal: cops seize cell phone, impersonate owner

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Category: Rights

From arstechnica.com

A federal appeals court held that the pager owner′s Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure were not violated because the pager is "nothing more than a contemporary receptacle for telephone numbers," akin to an address book.

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Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Rights

From gizmodo.com

From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.

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Free Speech for Computers?

Monday, July 2, 2012
Category: Rights

From www.nytimes.com

Is there a compelling argument that computerized decisions should be considered speech? As a matter of legal logic, there is some similarity among Google, Ann Landers, Socrates and other providers of answers.

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Africa Review - New Ethiopian law criminalises Skype, installs Internet filters

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Category: Rights

From www.africareview.com

The Ethiopian government has passed new legislation that criminalises the use of Internet-based voice communications such as Skype and other forms of Internet phone calling. Authorities have also installed a new filtering system that monitors the use of the Internet in the tightly-controlled Horn of Africa country in a move seen as targeting dissidents.

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ACLU Phone App Lets You Shoot the Cops Threat Level Wired.com

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Rights

From www.wired.com

The New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released an Android application allowing mobile-phone users to easily capture police patdowns on video, which is then automatically uploaded to the rights group’s servers.

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