On Wednesday, the FTC sued Intel alleging the chipmaker engaged in a decade-long campaign to stifle competition and strengthen its dominant position in the microchip market.
The allegations relate to whether Intel coerced computer manufacturers through pricing schemes and mirror earlier allegations by other antitrust bodies, except for the addition of complaints related to the graphics chips now found in more and more computers.
The trial court admitted the call records and phone numbers, citing a 2007 federal court decision that found that a cell phone is similar to a closed container found on a suspect and therefore subject to search without a warrant. Smith was convicted of all charges and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
A state appeals court upheld the trial ruling in a 2-1 decision. The dissenting judge based his opposition on a different federal court case, which found that a cell phone is not a ''container'' as the term had been used previously.
It sounds to me as if the article itself is worded ackwardly.
later in the article Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger is quoted saying:
''We do not agree with this comparison, which ignores the unique nature of cell phones,'' Lanzinger wrote. ''Objects falling under the banner of 'closed container' have traditionally been physical objects capable of holding other physical objects. Indeed, the United States Supreme Court has stated that in this situation, 'container' means 'any object capable of holding another object.'
''Even the more basic models of modern cell phones are capable of storing a wealth of digitized information wholly unlike any physical object found within a closed container,''
A simple solution to the everyday person should be to use the pin feature available in most, if not all, modern cell phones to prevent _casual_ inspection by anyone who picked up your device.
Either there are microorganisms living in the Martian soil that are producing methane gas as a by-product of their metabolic processes, or methane is being produced as a by-product of reactions between volcanic rock and water.
I think that it would be really exciting to find the first possibility true, and there's ample precedent for it here on earth.
HOST SYSTEM RESPONDING, PROBABLY UP...