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Colorado Woman Ordered to Decrypt Laptop may have "Forgotten" Password

http://www.dailytech.com

"It's very possible to forget passwords," said Philip Dubois, Fricosu's attorney. "It's not clear to me she was the one who set up the encryption on this drive. I don't know if she will be able to decrypt it. The government will probably say you need to put her in jail until she breaks down and does what she is ordered to do. That will create a question of fact for the judge to resolve. If she's unable to decrypt the disc, the court cannot hold her in contempt."

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Examples of Government Hacking its own Citizens -- TEDTalks

http://www.youtube.com

This video entitled, "Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack" is really about the 3rd type of attack... governments hacking their own citizens citing specific instances.

Start at 4:15. In the closing he says, "This is not a question of privacy against security, it is a question of freedom against control. And while we might trust our government right now... any right we give away will be given away for good."

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Warrantless GPS Tracking Heads to the Supreme Court

http://silverunderground.com

FBI Special Agent Joseph Schadler said, “court decisions have consistently upheld that there is no warrant necessary for GPS tracking of a vehicle.” but that’s not entirely true. This issue in full of legal vagaries with contradictory rulings from the Ninth Circuit Court and the DC Court of Appeals.

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New Mac OS X Trojan horse hijacks GPU, steals user data (BItCoin!)

http://www.appleinsider.com

A new Trojan horse hidden in a Mac OS X application can steal sensitive user data and take control of the computer’s GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of currency used online.

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Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection

http://news.cnet.com

An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public.

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Yahoo sharing user activity information with Facebook

http://seekingalpha.com

If you've avoided Facebook because of their poor behavior as a custodian of personal information, you may wish to keep an eye on Yahoo. This story describes how Facebook and Yahoo are sharing your information to do many of the same things.

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Obama avoids scrutiny of his respect for civil liberties

http://reason.com

In its 2004 report, the 9/11 Commission called for "a board within the executive branch to oversee adherence to the privacy guidelines we recommend and the commitment the government makes to defend our civil liberties." President Obama waited until last December, halfway through his term, to nominate anyone for the board.

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Blogger Threatened With Defamation Suit For Writing About TSA 'Rape'

http://www.forbes.com

Amy Alkon graphically described how she sobbed loudly while a TSA agent put her hands “into” her — four times. She screamed “You raped me” after the LAX patdown and took the agent’s name with plans to file charges of sexual assault.

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UK wishes to put 20,000 camera's into private homes

http://www.express.co.uk

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

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Feds mine Facebook for info

http://www.stltoday.com

Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US - DETROIT — There have been a few dozen search warrants for Facebook accounts nationwide since May 2009, including three approved recently by a federal magistrate judge in Detroit, according to a Detroit News analysis of publicly available federal court records.

The trend raises privacy and evidentiary concerns in a rapidly evolving digital age and illustrates the potential law-enforcement value of social media, experts said.

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