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Comment: Re:License Plate Bracket (Score 1) 521

by HaloZero (#36851990) Attached to: Massachusetts Plans To Keep Track of Where Your Car Has Been

The sensor alarm's the cops console in this case. They may or may not pull you over and issue a ticket for an equipment issue - generic or otherwise.
 
Your good passive defenses include:
  - Using a full plate cover which filters UV or is smoke-colored
  - Using a full plate cover with magic tape on the inside to change the IR appearance of the actual lettering of your plate.
  - Not washing your car.

Comment: New York State already does this (Score 1) 521

by HaloZero (#36851868) Attached to: Massachusetts Plans To Keep Track of Where Your Car Has Been

The State of New York (atleast, out in the Western bit, where I live) already engages in this practice. A lot of the municipalities and law enforcement agencies here have taken advantage of state and federal money to equip cruisers with the Remington Plate Reader (read: http://www.elsag.com/detail.asp?i=17). The cars use the vehicles onboard AVL, combined with the results of the plate reader, and transmits the location of the cruiser with what plates its spotted back to the State Police.

Comment: Sheesh... (Score 3, Funny) 110

by HaloZero (#35296430) Attached to: Researchers Create Computer That Fits On a Pen Tip

Researcher Create Computer That Fits On Pen Tip

My team obviously went the wrong direction. We've just completed work on a breakthrough - a pen that's large enough to fit onto a computer - comfortably. We figured that computers were tired of just writing to disk, so we'd let them write on paper as well. The actual apparatus is so comically large, that, obviously, only a large-ish computer would want to use it.

Embarassing.

Comment: Passwords (Score 5, Interesting) 438

by HaloZero (#34752910) Attached to: Police Can Search Cell Phones Without Warrants
What if my device is password protected? Can I be compelled to hand over the password? Because I won't.

If I cannot be compelled to hand over encryption keys for other forms of media, I'm not giving up a password to my mobile device, either.

At the same time, if they elect to seize and search my backpack, which is also locked, they have the option of breaking the lock to gain access to the contents. But is that legal? At that point, you're also destroying my property in the process.

Are these 'law enforcement officials' permitted to install software on devices in the course of conducting a 'search'?

Sticky.

+ - Twitter Suffers Web Interface Exploit->

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HaloZero writes "We're seeing lots of re-tweets on Twitter.com right now, all containing a fragment of JavaScript, which re-tweets itself when moused-over on the Twitter web interface. This could easily be muted into a more sinister attack, so it is recommended that you use a third party client application, or refrain from social media altogether until the problem is resolved."
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