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The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant 173

Posted by samzenpus
from the doing-the-paperwork dept.
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes The government cannot use cell phone location data as evidence in a criminal proceeding without first obtaining a warrant, an appeals court ruled today, in one of the most important privacy decisions in recent memory. "In short, we hold that cell site location information is within the subscriber's reasonable expectation of privacy," the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled. "The obtaining of that data without a warrant is a Fourth Amendment violation."

Comment: Re:Fuck IPv6 (Score 1) 305

by paulatz (#47220515) Attached to: When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

Seriously, with NAT, you have a possibility of 64512 unique devices behind the router, you can port-forward any of them, and even use UPNP should you use to (not that I would).

TBH, I like the fact that my router is the only device facing the public network (security wise).

I like the fact that you think it provides any security. Just ask yourself this question: when I contact a server outside the NAT, how does it get back to me? Is there any special reason that prevents someone else to do the same?

Comment: Re:Code names (Score 1) 179

by paulatz (#46786663) Attached to: Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

Quick - when was Hardy Herring? Did you have to go look?

I completely agree with this. I'm do not use Ubuntu regularly, but sometimes I have to help people who do. I do not know the names by hearth, I guess I can just do cat /etc/issue and get it? Nope! There is only says the version number. Ok, no problem, I'll google the number. No way, in the support forums everybody just uses the code name. Finally I have to check on wikipedia whatever name version 12.04 has.

To be fair, there is the same exact problem with Debian. It is true that Debian only has had like 6 releases since the beginning of time, but it adds the extra complexity layer of calling them stable, unstable and testing. So, let's check if debian 5.0 support this.. no information. Let's try if google for lenny returns something? Nope. Ok, let's see google for "debian stable" then manually check every result to see if it was published between 2009 and 2011.

Comment: Re:NOOOOOOOOO (Score 1) 293

by paulatz (#46184877) Attached to: Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

If you think that zero is Egyptian, than why not claim it is prehistorical? Indeed the first cave men already had the concept of nothing, zero wife, zero food but zero lions in sight. The Egyptian zero is "just" a reference on a distance scale; it marks the transition from zero meaning "nothing" to zero meaning "the reference"; great stuff but not yet there.

The digit zero, used in positional notation, is indeed Indian, as you correctly but partially quoted later. It is a fundamental advancement as it makes algebraic computation dramatically easier. Its actually what allows the transition from geometry-based mathematics, like in ancient Greece, to algebra-based mathematics, like in the Arabic world during the middle ages. And then all the way down to the Turing machine, which performs a minimal set of read/save and algebraic operation necessary to solve any decidable problem.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr