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Comment: Nothing wrong with it? (Score 1, Redundant) 364

by dbolger (#31221596) Attached to: PA School Defends Web-Cam Spying As Security Measure, Denies Misuse

And if there was nothing wrong with it, why does the school say it won't start using the snooping feature again without "express written notification to all students and families"?

Umm, because there was a national scandal regarding it and the school is desperately trying to cover its ass on all sides?

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The Real Risks of Obama's BlackBerry 273

Posted by timothy
from the for-certain-values-of-real dept.
An anonymous reader writes "When the mainstream media first announced Barack Obama's 'victory' in keeping his BlackBerry, the focus was on the security of the device, and keeping the US president's e-mail communications private from spies and hackers. The news coverage and analysis by armchair security experts thus far has failed to focus on the real threat: attacks against President Obama's location privacy, and the potential physical security risks that come with someone knowing the president's real-time physical location. In this article, a CNET blogger digs into the real risks associated with the President carrying around a tracking device at all times."
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Iowa Seeks To Remove Electoral College 1088

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the not-cancelling-their-caucus-i-bet dept.
Zebano writes "Since changing the US constitution is too much work, the Iowa senate is considering a bill that would send all 7 of Iowa's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election. This would only go into affect after enough states totaling 270 electoral votes (enough to elect a president) adopted similar resolutions."

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