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Submission + - Cameras to watch cameras in Maryland (

Cornwallis writes: Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't watching the watchers who are watching you. Or something like that. I can't wait to see how far they extend this but police in Maryland are now putting up cameras to watch the cameras they've put up to watch us. Sure, they say it is to combat vandalism against the cameras but I'm sure somebody's brother owns a camera company...

Submission + - Guide to breaking cell phone security revealed (

Cornwallis writes: A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of billions of cell phone users secret.

Karsten Nohl, 28, told The Associated Press this week that he, working with others online and around the world, created a codebook containing how to get past the GSM standard encryption used to keep conversations on more than 3 billion mobile phones safe from prying ears.

Great! Now if any of my calls actually make it to completion I really will have to worry about who *else* may be listening.

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