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Internet Subscribers Have "No Expectation of Privacy"

http://skunkpost.com

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that Internet subscribers have "no expectation of privacy" after giving their contact information to their ISP. The case in question specifically regarded alleged file-trading of a copyrighted movie, but establishes a long-reaching precedent for Internet users at large, since that would cover all forms of communications to or from any computer connected to an ISP to which its owner subscribes.

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Big Brother's Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World

http://www.fastcompany.com

Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls "the most secure city in the world." In a partnership with Leon -- one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million -- GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners. That will help law enforcement revolutionize the way we live -- not to mention marketers.

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Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images

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The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse. This follows an earlier disclosure by the TSA that it requires all airport body scanners it purchases to be able to store and transmit images for "testing, training, and evaluation purposes."

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House votes to expand national DNA arrest database

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Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults "arrested for" certain serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure, which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such testing mandatory.

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Kids build tree house in park; bureaucrats plot its demolition

http://www.couriermail.com.au

A group of kids spent 18 months building a tree house in a local park, but officials are tearing it down due to "privacy concerns."

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County uses aerial photos to find "illegal" buildings

http://www.seattlepi.com

TACOMA, Wash. -- Pierce County has identified more than 3,200 illegal garages and other structures under a controversial program that uses aerial photographs to spot buildings constructed without a permit.

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Police Wiretapping Jumps 26 Percent

http://www.wired.com

Courts authorized 2,376 criminal wiretap orders in 2009, with 96 percent targeting mobile phones in drug cases, according to the report. Federal officials requested 663 of the wiretaps, while 24 states accounted for 1,713 orders.

Not one request for a wiretap was turned down.

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RIAA/MPAA Want Monitoring Software, Border Checks

http://www.osnews.com

We already know that content providers don't care one bit about hard-fought concepts like freedom and privacy, but the joint proposals by the RIAA and MPAA to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator really blew my brains out: monitoring software installed on people's computers, border inspections - it's all there, and then some.

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Library of Congress: We're archiving every tweet ever made

http://arstechnica.com

Library of Congress is archiving for posterity every public tweet made since the service went live back in 2006. Every. Single. Tweet.

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Grocery card in your pocket can pinpoint salmonella

http://news.yahoo.com

Government tracks people by using shopper card data

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