kdryer39 writes: Germany's leading telecom provider has announced on Friday that it will only being using German servers to handle any email traffic over it's systems, citing privacy concerns arising from the recent PRISM leak and it's 'public outrage over U.S. spy programs accessing citizens' private messages.' In a related move, DT has also announced that they will be providing email services over SSL to further secure their customers' communications.
Sandro Gaycken, a professor of cyber security at Berlin's Free University, said 'This will make a big difference...Of course the NSA could still break in if they wanted to, but the mass encryption of emails would make it harder and more expensive for them to do so.'
Mortamer2k writes: "To recap: we have a Florida prosecution in a Florida Court for Florida crimes. Because the Supreme Court has decreed that the United States has its own interest in prosecuting violations of its laws, Casey Anthony may not be safe from a re-trial for murder by a federal prosecutor in a federal court for federal crimes." Double Jeopardy does not apply just because it is the same "criminal conduct" because the state is a sovereign and distinct government from the federal government.
The House to prepare a bill regarding the use of film and music over the Internet.Under the bill rightholders of film and musical works (the movie and music industry) are to be required to make all their film and music works available on the Internet in a way that enables Internet users to see and listen to such works whenever and wherever they wish. The timing of the making available of a film or musical work shall coincide with the timing of its distribution on physical media. Convenience and quality are at least equal to the usability and quality of other forms of publication. Rightholders shall receive fair compensation for such use.
vile8 writes: With the high gas prices and ongoing gas gouging in my hometown many people are trying to find a reasonable way to save gas. One of the things I've noticed is people driving exceptionally slow, 30mph in 45mph zones etc... so I had to take a quick look and find out if driving slow is helpful in getting better mileage. I know horsepower increases substantially with wind resistance, but with charts like the ones from truckandbarter.com it appears mileage is actually about the same between 27mph and 58mph or so. So I'm curious what all the drivers out there with the cool efficiency computers are getting... of specific interest would be the hemi's with MDS, how do those do with the cylinder shutoff mode at different mph rates?
00_NOP writes: This hasn't been a great week for Microsoft in the UK. They've had to surrender to the EU over a lost court case, they've seen the biggest reatiler in the Uk start selling Linux boxes and now the UK's official adviser to schools has reported them to the regulators over Vista and Office 2007 licencing tactics. Start of the slide, or just a blip?