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Comment: So they start tracking you directly... (Score 1) 116

by pkuyken (#45212643) Attached to: Court Rules Probable-Cause Warrant Required For GPS Trackers
So now, instead of getting a pesky GPS warrant on your car, they'll just ask the phone companies for the metadata (via subpoena) for your GPS location of your cell phone, which you're probably carrying, as this is just business data and you have no right to the expectation of privacy for it.

+ - GPS and Our Robot Overlords

Submitted by pkuyken
pkuyken (801014) writes "Our robot overlords have begun their population control methods. A Spanish man, following directions given by his GPS system, was killed after driving into a reservoir based on the prompting by his automobile's GPS navigation system. The road in question had not been used in decades.Photographs (linked article in Spanish) show the road descending a slight hill into the La Serena reservoir near the town of Capilla."

+ - Google Calls Oracle's Java Patents Invalid-> 1

Submitted by cgriffin21
cgriffin21 (1880716) writes "Google denies that its Android mobile operating system violates Java patents and copyrights now held by Oracle and in a court filing calls for an Oracle lawsuit against Google to be dismissed and the patents to be declared invalid. Google also said that by suing Google as it did back in August, Oracle has turned against the kind of open-source policies it used to support. Oracle sued Google Aug. 12 charging that Google's use of Java in Android violated seven patents as well as copyrighted material Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems in January for $7.3 billion."
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Comment: Re:Effective Java (Score 2, Insightful) 293

by pkuyken (#31218392) Attached to: After Learning Java Syntax, What Next?
I'd second this. (And would have modded it up had I had some mod points.) Even a beginning developer can draw some very useful information from Bloch's Effective Java. While you probably won't understand a large part of the details, reading through it will help give an idea of things to avoid and things to use. By going through the book, even if you don't remember all the details, hopefully enough will stick so that you can reference back to the section if you ever have questions regarding a particular detail.
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Verizon Changes FiOS AUP, -1, Offtopic 560

Posted by timothy
from the get-ready-for-municipal-broadband dept.
RasputinAXP writes "Verizon has changed their FiOS AUP effective yesterday, and added an interesting new clause to their specific examples that we're all familiar with: 'it is a violation of the Agreement and this AUP to ... post off-topic information on message boards, chat rooms or social networking sites.' At this point, every FiOS-based Slashdot user is breaking the new AUP."

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