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Treefinder Revokes Software License For Users In Immigrant-Friendly Nations 576

dotancohen writes: The author of bioinformatics software Treefinder is revoking the license to his software for researchers working in eight European countries because he says those countries allow too many immigrants to cross their borders, effective 1 October. The author states, "Immigration to my country harms me, it harms my family, it harms my people. Whoever invites or welcomes immigrants to Europe and Germany is my enemy."

Comment Re:NSA and "parallel construction" (Score 1) 206

The doctrine is worth defending, but the fact remains: NSA-provided data has not been — and can not be, not by itself, anyway — used to frame an innocent person.

That's assuming it's real evidence. The problem with parallel construction (aside from the obvious fact that it allows the circumvention of our 4th Amendment rights) is that without the ability to know where the hell the evidence against you came from, there's no way to investigate it or question its validity. If the police or prosecution are just allowed to make up a story about where evidence came from, what's to prevent them from fabricating evidence in the first place?

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