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TSA worker gets jail, probation for luggage thefts

http://www.mauinews.com

WAILUKU - A 30-year-old former Transportation Security Administration worker was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years' probation Thursday for stealing jewelry, gift cards and other things out of tourists' bags as the items were undergoing security screening at Kahului Airport.

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Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

http://news.cnet.com

(by Declan McCullagh): Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

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Cash for Clunkers ends early, under budget, also over budget

http://news.yahoo.com

Title says "Cash for Clunkers under budget with 690,000 sales" but one paragraph says "It proved far more popular than lawmakers originally thought. Congress added another $2 billion to the original $1 billion budget when the first pot of money nearly ran out in a week. The extra money was supposed to last through Labor Day, but the funding only lasted about a month."

In other words, it was over budget before it was under budget after they made the budget larger, and even then, it was canceled just enough earlier than planned to keep it from consuming even the second "budget."

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AP: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

http://news.yahoo.com

This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs....

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Online radio service wins ruling over license fees

http://tech.yahoo.com

Personalized Internet radio stations got a boost Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that Yahoo's LAUNCHcast music service was not interactive enough to be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing fees.

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Last US landline phone to be cut in 2025. MASSIVE REPURCUSSIONS!

http://www.economist.com

The country’s last printed newspaper will land on a doorstep sometime in the first quarter of 2043. That is a positively healthy outlook, however, compared with another staple of American life: the home telephone.

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Shotgun tazer extends range of police opression

http://www.google.com

The police in the UK are about to be issues the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) which fires a series of barbed electrodes delivering a 20-second, 500-volt shock up to 98ft away. That's 3 times further than current models.

How long before that makes it to US shores? We can't allow a brutality gap to widen.

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School suspends 169 students for violating new extreme dress code

http://www.jconline.com

After enacting an insanely strict dress code, a public high school suspended 169 students for violations. The mass number of suspensions sparked protests and disobedience.

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Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.

http://www.reason.com

Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.

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Feds at DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

http://www.wired.com

It’s one of the most hostile hacker environments in the country –- the DefCon hacker conference held every summer in Las Vegas.

But despite the fact that attendees know they should take precautions to protect their data, federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID reader.

The reader, connected to a web camera, sniffed data from RFID-enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in pockets and backpacks as they passed a table where the equipment was stationed in full view.

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