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Comment: Re:Ahhh crime. (Score 0) 983

by Xentan (#36340188) Attached to: Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops
Correct me if im wrong, but on Android you can't access the data stream from the camera before you have stopped recording and saved the file. It probably is a different story if you root your phone and do some hacking though. So you need to take the video and then wait for it to upload, before you start getting beaten.

Comment: Re:Call me Crazy... (Score 0) 354

by Xentan (#36003220) Attached to: Man Unknowingly Tweets the Osama Raid
It's my speculation that they gave him a proper muslim burial to show that they indeed are not wageing a war against muslims. From what i've read http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/soldaten-kande-igen-bin-ladin-innan-han-skot (swedish) they asked several countries if they would accept the body but they all denied taking him, among others the saudies.

Comment: Re:Any other phone? (Score 0) 242

by Xentan (#32741704) Attached to: Hack AT&T Voicemail With Android
I've tried this in sweden with several carries and my asterisk. Not a single one will accept another CID than my phone number, except a blank one.

Its at the carriers discrestion though. After much trouble, at the company i work for, we finally was able to set any of our own numbers to any outgoing call we made. We had 100 numbers.

Comment: Found this once on Slashdot: (Score 0) 86

by Xentan (#19640907) Attached to: Citizen Journalism Combating Chinese Censorship
[I]Our vision of interconnectedness resonates with new networks of world citizens in nongovernmental organizations linking from numberless centers of energy, expressing the emergence of a new organic whole, seeking unity within and across national lines. New transnational web-based email and telecommunications systems transcend governments and carry within them the power of qualitative transformation of social and political structures and a new sense of creative intelligence. If governments and their leaders, bound by hierarchy and patriarchy, wedded to military might for legitimacy, fail to grasp the implications of an emerging world consciousness for cooperation, for peace and for sustainability, they may become irrelevant.[/I] Part of speech by: U.S. Representative Dennis J. Kucinich Praxis Peace Institute Conference Dubrovnik, Croatia Sunday, June 9, 2002
Privacy

+ - How much is skype being snooped?->

Submitted by hawkeesk8
hawkeesk8 (682864) writes "In Billing World's latest weekly e-Newsletter,, Dr. Jerry Lucas, founder of the World Lawful Intercept Conference, states in a column about CALEA, the United States controversial wire tapping law, "Outside of the NSA, most law enforcement offices have given up trying to decrypt Skype. But it is still possible to determine who called whom via Skype. Besides, even if someone is using Skype, it can't be guaranteed that someone else besides the person they are talking to isn't listening, because there are clever ways to spoof the system and get the keys." The author of the newsletter also writes, "And lastly, although Skype service is free, it is also considered a telecom service, and most Western countries require telecoms to release encryption keys upon request." With Lucas responding, "My bet is e-Bay, who owns Skype, does just that." The deadline for implementing CALEA has passed which would suggest that all big telecom carriers in the U.S. have the ability to tap your conversation. In light of that and the controversial NSA wire tapping scandal, how secure do you feel using the regular telephone vs. Skype?"
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Security

+ - Russian Users on LiveJournal Being Censored->

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Sidepocket_Pro
Sidepocket_Pro writes "LiveJournal user fragiletender posted in the LiveJournal Community dark_christian:

"The Russian LJ-ers are currently complaining in LJ News that they are being censored (they fear by the KGB or similar government areas). As I understand it, they can't post the letters d-p-n-i without dashes. The censorship of Russian LJ-ers is interesting enough and something that should obviously be addressed if true but what really interests me is that this may not be confined to the 'Russian area' of LJ but may be across the whole of LJ. I just tried a little test. I attempted to post the letters d-p-n-i in my journal. It failed twice, I got an LJ StreamError_1_54 message. I immediately tried with the word 'test', which posted instantly. I also attempted to post the disputed letters in LJ News without the dashes and it wouldn't post there either. I had to close my window, cut and paste and add the dashes in to be able to post my comment.""

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Patents

+ - Life Imprisonment for Copyright Infringement

Submitted by
ronadams
ronadams writes "P. Parameswaran writes in his AFP article:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he proposed comprehensive legislation to Congress Monday against copyright thieves, including raising the maximum penalty to life imprisonment and seizing the illicit profits of offenders.
Nick Ferrel at the Inquirer confirms the reports and adds a few interesting insights of his own. Good to know RIAA is a vital part of the US Government. I must have been asleep when my Government & Law professor glossed over that one."
Privacy

+ - No charges for chatroom suicide observers

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Benjamin Fox
Benjamin Fox writes "The BBC reports that chatroom participants who apparently "watched" a man commit kill himself will not face charges for the comments made up to and during the suicide. A crown prosecution spokesman said, "We examined all the evidence passed to us by the police and have concluded that none of the comments made in the chatroom amounted to a criminal offense." What could this mean for electronic witnesses of other meatspace crimes and tragedies in the UK?"
Encryption

+ - Simple alternative to PGP

Submitted by
gardenermike
gardenermike writes "Ever tried to get a non-technical friend to set up PGP? How about all of them? Recently, we decided to come up with a free service that would enable people to easily communicate securely without needing an infrastructure. We were inspired particularly by recent privacy concerns in the US, and continuing problems in nations like China. The result is xchangey. It is a free service that will encrypt any message in Rijndael (AES) 256-bit encryption using JavaScript and store the encrypted text, allowing secure end-to-end transmission of data. It is sessionless and plays well with Tor. It's great for either passwords or your plans to bring democracy to North Korea.
xchangey is willing to pay $100 to the first person who can crack the encryption.
Use it while it's still legal!"

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