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Submission + - U.S. District Judge: Forced Decryption of Hard Drives Violates Fifth Amendment (

hansamurai writes: U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa lifts threat of contempt of court against suspected child pornographer who has 80% of his 20 terabytes of data encrypted after his defense invoked his Fifth Amendment rights that protect him from self-incrimination. His attorney: "I will move heaven and earth to make sure that the war on the infinitesimal amount of child pornography that recirculates on the Internet does not eradicate the Fifth Amendment the way the war on drugs has eviscerated the Fourth Amendment."

The FBI field office in Milwaukee has spent 10 weeks attempting to decrypt the hard drives without success, but have evidence that the suspect used a peer-to-peer file sharing service to exchange files with filenames "suggestive" of child pornography.

The suspect originally had until the end of the day today to decrypt his hard drives.

Comment Re:Whoosh (Score 1) 159

Most people purchasing are using Windows, and most of those users will use the Steam key provided. I don't know if Valve will charge HIB for using their bandwidth or how any of that works at all, but most of the bandwidth costs are just running their server smoothly during the sale.

Comment Tragic losses? (Score 2) 542

Isn't the developer fee like $100 a year? That seems incredibly removed from tragic. Yes, a developer or team might spend some of their own money to develop an app or advertise it, but that money is going elsewhere, and not Apple (except for buying the required Macs to actually develop). So it doesn't seem like a casino to me, just inexperience or bad reading of the market.

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