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Communications

+ - WI Community Intimidates 10 Year Old Disabled Boy 1

Submitted by Anonym1ty
Anonym1ty (534715) writes "MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Samm "Samm the Ham" Markstrom is a 10 year old ham radio operator in Mount Pleasant, WI who has cerebral palsy. Ham radio has helped Samm deal with his disability. Now The Village of Mount Pleasant wants Samm to stop operating and take down his ham radio tower.

The village board has been provided with permit fees, schematics and photos of it's installation. The tower has been inspected by professional engineers and proven it is safe. Also submitted to the board were documents proving the tower is well within FCC regulations. Samm's neighbors signed documents that they are not receiving interference from the tower."
Government

+ - Crown Prosecutor Attacks Big Brother Surveillance

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Anonym1ty
Anonym1ty writes "Sir Ken Macdonald head of the Crown Prosecution Service, said that the "enormous powers of access to information" that technology had given the state should be used with great care. Currently, the UK Government is examining ways to collect and store records of landline and mobile phone calls, e-mails and internet traffic. Without the right to monitor the flow of internet messaging, the police and security services would have to consider a massive expansion of surveillance."

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