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Comment: Re:TIL about wiretapping without wires (Score 1) 104

To quote the Declaration of Independence:

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...

Comment: Re:Who cares if it kills companies? (Score 1, Informative) 106

by msauve (#49767869) Attached to: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble?
Where are you that you are still in a pension plan which you don't control? I'd think most /. users have 401(k) which they have at least a bit of control over. Too bad that doesn't stop a common mistake, though - someone betting everything on the company they work for, salary, stock/options, and 401(k) investments.

Comment: Re:TIL about wiretapping without wires (Score 5, Informative) 104

Note that Stingrays aren't just radio receivers. They mimic cell towers, and are also transmitters. They transmit on spectrum which belongs to the cell carriers, and they do so without a license or warrant. That's illegal.

Also, cell frequencies aren't "readily accessible to the general public" - Congress has passed laws which specifically prohibit the public from accessing those frequencies and prohibits the manufacture of general purpose radios (scanners) which can receive them.

"The Street finds its own uses for technology." -- William Gibson