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Comment: Re:Loose procedures (Score 1) 39

by TWX (#49517475) Attached to: Baltimore Police Used Stingrays For Phone Tracking Over 25,000 Times
The thing is, in a real wiretap, they're only tapping the one call. In this thing's case they're intercepting all calls for everyone in the area whose phones end up using it, not just the one call. That's why I think they need to go through the carrier, so the carrier can tape the one line or the series of lines that they have a legitimate claim through the courts to gain access to.

Comment: Re:Loose procedures (Score 2) 39

by TWX (#49517239) Attached to: Baltimore Police Used Stingrays For Phone Tracking Over 25,000 Times
I don't think that regular rank-and-file police should be in the business of intercepting cell phone traffic in the first place. They should have to submit warrants to the carriers and those carriers should present them with only the data that the warrant calls for.

A pipe dream, I know, but what the hey.

Comment: I have a solution (Score 2) 399

by Sloppy (#49514843) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

OEMs and their main lobbying organization say cars have become too complex and dangerous for consumers and third parties to handle.

It sounds like it would be in the interests of public safety, to use their own quotations to support an injunction from them being able to sell these unsafe cars.

Just as unmaintainable computers should not be allowed on the Internet, unmaintainable cars should not be allowed on public roads.

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_