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Comment Re:It's a she, not a he (Score 5, Informative) 242

You forget, Congress is full of elitists who didn't follow many of the Employment Laws and regulations (Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action, OSHA, etc) until it required itself in 1994. So, it only stands to reason that one of their ilk, regardless of Party affiliation, would evoke her 4th Amendment rights while gleefully trampling on ours.

Comment Re:Surprisingly lazy (Score 5, Informative) 235

If you RTFA, you will see that the Police forced their way into the apartment after the suspect's girlfriend would not let them in with-out a warrant. the police did not get a search warrant to enter the residence to ... “because they did not want to reveal information [to a judge] about the technology they used to track the cell phone signal,” the appellate judges note.

Also from TFA: Authorities opted not to get a warrant either for the use of the Stingray or the search of the apartment, simply because they didn’t want to tell the judge what they were using to locate the suspect...

This is a two-fold disregard of the constitution.

Comment Not surprising (Score 2) 145

More from the article: "The research is likely to trigger scientific challenges and cause some controversy because it places far more complex life in an environment where researchers have generally held it should not, or even cannot, exist."

I thought they stopped saying that after finding life in the Challenger Deep section of The Mariana Trench.


Submission + - Section 230 Repeal Would Destroy the Internet (

hapworth writes: Les Machado, an Internet specialist at the firm of LeClair Ryan in Washington, D.C., says the future of the Internet is in jeopardy thanks to measures being taken to repeal Section 230, the law that grants immunity from legal activity to Websites hosting user-generated content. If the law gets repealed, this would likely mean the end of Facebook, blogs, review sites like Yelp, and any other forum where users are allowed to contribute.

Submission + - Sony Xperia To Receive Special Facebook Integratio (

LisaPaul writes: Sony Ericsson have decided to improve the Facebook integration on it's Xperia mobile phones, this news comes just after the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The new Facebook integration will allow users to access Facebook with just one touch. There will be little Facebook like icons in the phones music player allowing the user to share their favourite music with all of their Facebook friends. Sony Ericsson feel that this new addition to the Xperia mobile phones is taking Facebook integration to a new level.

Submission + - Smartphone Patent Fight: 'World War III' (

CWmike writes: "Smartphone-related patent infringement lawsuits Apple and Samsung recently filed against each other are but the latest in an escalating series of Android and open-source-related complaints filed by major corporations over the past 18 months. After more than 40 lawsuits, there's no sign of a letup in smartphone litigiousness, leaving patent experts divided over whether the epic phone fights are a sign of a healthy free market or a serious deterrent to future innovators. 'The players are competing in every way imaginable: on price, patents and in advertising,' said Tim Delaney, an intellectual property litigator at Brinks Hofer in Chicago. 'I'm sure they all have their big stables of expert patent witnesses and lawyers ready to go. It will be World War III.' And tbere will likely by winners and losers. Delaney, like seven other patent not involved in the lawsuits, said it is 'possible, but unlikely, that some company could get knocked out of selling handsets' as a result of the current suits."

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