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Submission + - Paypal Freezes New Hampshire GOP Recount Funds (

An anonymous reader writes: Paypal has frozen the fundraising account of the Granny Warriors, a Ron Paul supporters group who had been pushing for a recount in New Hampshire, causing a 3pm Tuesday deadline to be missed and the application rejected for lack of payment. The Granny Warriors had raised the necessary $55,600 deposit for the recount but at the last minute before it was transferred to the New Hampshire Secretary of State, Paypal blocked access to the funds

Submission + - Personal encryption tested in U.S. District Court 1

Senior Frac writes: A U.S. District Court is reviewing a case where a man has refused to give his encryption password over to authorities. This individual, from Vermont, is accused of having child porn on his laptop and is refusing to hand over his encryption password. His defense is one of self-incrimination. This ruling is one that is important beyond the child porn aspect into other, less onerous, cases, so I would encourage everyone to look past the scumbag defendant and at our own data.

Submission + - French RIAA hijacks p2p application's website (

J0nne writes: "The official domain name of the open source Shareaza multiprotocol p2p application was recently taken over by the SPPF, the French version of the RIAA. Even though the Shareaza project has no assets in France (or anywhere else), they somehow managed to coerce the owner of the domain to give it up to them. The domain now points to a scam site that serves a p2p application containing spyware to unsuspecting visitors. The Shareaza project lives on at, but thousands of unsuspecting users are currently being tricked into downloading the spyware version of the p2p application through the program's own update notification system (which checks the old domain in older versions of the application)."

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.