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Judges Propose Changes To Warrant Requirements For TOR/Encryption

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Last year at the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Judges proposed changes to warrant requirements in the United States, specifically as it relates to concealment of online activity. a magistrate judge ...

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When the Cloud Fails

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  A buddy of mine, who does IT for a large company, recently shared an email he received from Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed ...

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An Alien Joins A Monkey

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  Last month I noted that Mailchimp re-wrote their terms of service, mostly ditching legalese and adopting plain language, in order to better serve their users. Not to be left out, Reddit just overhauled their Privacy Policy (discussion of policy), ditching ...

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Publius & Brutus: The Gun Debate

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  In the wake of the horrific tragedy of the Newtown shootings, President Obama is set to unveil new firearm control tomorrow. Firearms evoke a wide rage of opinions from people. Many people favor stricter regulations on the availability of ...

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You Don’t Own Anything – Instagram Edition

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  I’ve already told you about how you don’t own your video games. I’ve already told you about how you don’t own your books. And if you haven’t already heard, while you do own your photos, you’re licensing them away ...

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Secrets Are the Epitome of Cool

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  Last Thursday, federal prosecutors charged two former stockbrokers (and recent law grads), Thomas Conradt of Denver and David Weishaus of Baltimore, with running an insider trading scheme. The nitty gritty of the details can be found in the complaint here. ...

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SOPA? CISPA? Whatever. The government’s long term strategy is NSTIC.

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Show Notes: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace The US Government’s plans for your anonymity and identity online. I’ll leave you with this video presentation of the NSTIC (which oddly feels as though it was prepared by Aperture Laboratories):  

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GPS, Drones, and Your Coming Complete Lack of Privacy in Public

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Show Notes: https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/filenode/scotusjones.pdf – US v. Jones Holding Tom Goldstein, Reactions to Jones v. United States: The government fared much better than everyone realizes, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 23, 2012, 4:07 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/01/reactions-to-jones-v-united-states-the-government-fared-much-better-than-everyone-realizes/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katz_v._United_States – No right to privacy in public http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_v._Riley ...

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