[Infowarrior] - Mich. court: Downloading porn is making it

2006-01-28 Thread Richard Forno
Mich. court: Downloading porn is making it http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNewsarticle=UPI-1-20060127-1953420 0-bc-us-childporn.xml MUSKEGON, Mich., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan appeals court has ruled that downloading child pornography from the Internet can be charged as making the

[Infowarrior] - Feds' wiretapping rules challenged in court

2006-01-28 Thread Richard Forno
Feds' wiretapping rules challenged in court By Declan McCullagh http://news.com.com/Feds+wiretapping+rules+challenged+in+court/2100-1030_3-6 032300.html Story last modified Fri Jan 27 13:33:00 PST 2006 Universities, libraries and technology companies are asking a federal court to block

[Infowarrior] - Google challenges EU plan to regulate the internet

2006-01-28 Thread Richard Forno
Google challenges EU plan to regulate the internet By Andrew Murray-Watson (Filed: 29/01/2006) http://money.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2006/01/29/cngoog29 .xml Google, the giant internet search company, is to lead industry opposition to new proposals from the European Commission

[Infowarrior] - Net Firms Raise Capitol Hill Profile

2006-01-28 Thread Richard Forno
Net Firms Raise Capitol Hill Profile By AMY SCHATZ Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL January 28, 2006; Page A4 http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB113841720059659024-CtWy6g8cEbOXhJrBVk asgWnPvx4_20070128.html?mod=blogs WASHINGTON -- Google Inc. has more than 5,000 employees world-wide.

[Infowarrior] - Rewriting history under the dome

2006-01-29 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o M) http://www.lowellsun.com/ci_3444567 Article Launched: 01/27/2006 11:37:00 AM Rewriting history under the dome Online 'encyclopedia' allows anyone to edit entries, and congressional staffers do just that to bosses' bios By EVAN LEHMANN, Sun Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The staff of

[Infowarrior] - How to Outwit the World's Internet Censors

2006-01-29 Thread Richard Forno
How to Outwit the World's Internet Censors By TOM ZELLER Jr. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/weekinreview/29basic.html?_r=1pagewanted= print When Google announced last week that it would censor its new search service in China, the company became, to many, the latest component in that country's

[Infowarrior] - Spying and Lying by the Pentagon

2006-01-29 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o TK) Spying and Lying by the Pentagon By Col. DAN SMITH Most people just don't understand how pervasive government surveillance is. If you place an international phone call, the odds that the [U.S.] National Security Agency are looking is very good. If it goes by oceanic fiber-optic

[Infowarrior] - Senators figure out the Broadcast Flag, curse it as an abomination!

2006-01-29 Thread Richard Forno
Senators figure out the Broadcast Flag, curse it as an abomination! http://www.boingboing.net/2006/01/28/senators_figure_out_.html The Senate Commerce Committee's hearings on the Broadcast Flag and Audio Flag proposals have been derailed because senators on the committee now use technologies that

[Infowarrior] - Report: Radiation exposure drug availability blocked by feds

2006-01-30 Thread Richard Forno
CBS) We can no longer ignore the worst-case scenario of a nuclear terrorist attack on an American city. Osama bin Laden has made it clear he wants to obtain nuclear weapons and use them against us. The 9/11 Commission considers such an attack the No. 1 threat today, not because it¹s the most

[Infowarrior] - Privacy: What ¹ s the big fuss about IP addresses?

2006-01-30 Thread Richard Forno
What¹s the big fuss about IP addresses? http://www.aquick.org/blog/2006/01/29/whats-the-big-fuss-about-ip-addresses/ Given the recent fuss about the government asking for search terms and what qualifies as personally identifiable information, I want to explain why IP address logging is a big

[Infowarrior] - CD DRM: Attacks on Installation

2006-01-30 Thread Richard Forno
CD DRM: Attacks on Installation Monday January 30, 2006 by Ed Felten http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=965 Alex and I are working on an academic paper, ³Lessons from the Sony CD DRM Episode², which will analyze several not-yet-discussed aspects of the XCP and MediaMax CD copy protection

[Infowarrior] - ICANN releases new dotcom contract

2006-01-30 Thread Richard Forno
Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/30/icann_verisign_new_contract/ ICANN releases new dotcom contract By Kieren McCarthy Published Monday 30th January 2006 17:11 GMT Internet overseeing body ICANN has released a revised contract for all dotcoms which it hopes will finally end a

[Infowarrior] - NSA: System error

2006-01-30 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/custom/attack/bal-te.trailblazer29jan29,1,1 24.story A Sun special report System error The NSA has spent six years and hundreds of millions of dollars trying to kick-start a program, intended to help protect the United States against terrorism, that many

[Infowarrior] - the LiveJournal XSS security challenge

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
the XSS security challenge http://community.livejournal.com/lj_dev/708313.html Anybody bored and want a permanent account? Read on: We're going to be running an XSS (Cross site scripting / Javascript injection) bug hunt challenge soon here. The biz people like the idea but need to squabble over

[Infowarrior] - StarForce threatens Cory for criticizing its products

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
(My reaction would be, and is, Dear Dennis -- Thanks for the yukks. Get a clue and have a nice day.) -rf StarForce threatens to sue me for criticizing its products http://www.boingboing.net/2006/01/31/starforce_threatens_.html A company that was criticized on Boing Boing has threatened to sue

[Infowarrior] - ACLU: Eavesdropping 101: Maps and commentary

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
Eavesdropping 101: What Can The NSA Do? (1/31/2006) http://www.aclu.org/safefree/nsaspying/23989res20060131.html The recent revelations about illegal eavesdropping on American citizens by the U.S. National Security Agency have raised many questions about just what the agency is doing. Although

[Infowarrior] - Honeywell Investigates Security Breach

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
Honeywell Investigates Security Breach http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060201/ap_on_hi_te/honeywell_internet MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Honeywell International is offering credit monitoring and identity theft insurance to approximately 19,000 current and former employees whose personal information ‹

[Infowarrior] - FW: Data Loss Mailing List Announcement

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
-- Forwarded Message From: lyger [EMAIL PROTECTED] In what has become a near weekly occurance, large companies are collecting your personal information (sometimes without your knowledge or consent), and subsequently letting it fall into the hands of the bad guys. This is your personal

[Infowarrior] - MS Rules on Gov't Complaints

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
MS Rules on Gov't Complaints http://www.wired.com/news/wireservice/1,70131-0.html Reuters15:45 PM Jan, 31, 2006 LISBON -- Microsoft has pledged to create rules on how it will deal with government complaints about websites and blogs hosted by the U.S. software giant. Following concerns on how

[Infowarrior] - Search engines challenged on Œ t heft ¹

2006-01-31 Thread Richard Forno
Search engines challenged on Œtheft¹ By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Media Editor in London Published: January 31 2006 19:55 | Last updated: January 31 2006 19:55 http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d0e8cf3e-928d-11da-977b-779e2340.html A group of newspaper, magazine and book publishers is accusing Google

[Infowarrior] - Microsoft Issues Own Blackworm Warning

2006-02-01 Thread Richard Forno
Microsoft Issues Own Blackworm Warning By Clint Boulton http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3581991 Microsoft is preparing users for the arrival of the Blackworm, a mass mailing malware variant expected to infiltrate and slam personal computers this Friday. The software vendor,

[Infowarrior] - Official: Army Has Authority to Spy on Americans

2006-02-01 Thread Richard Forno
CQ HOMELAND SECURITY ­ INTELLIGENCE Jan. 31, 2006 ­ 9:21 p.m. Official: Army Has Authority to Spy on Americans By Jeff Stein, CQ Staff http://cqpolitics.com/cq.com/www.cq.com/public/20060131_homeland.html ³Contrary to popular belief, there is no absolute ban on [military] intelligence components

[Infowarrior] - MSFT: Our DRM licensing is there to eliminate hobbyists and little guys

2006-02-02 Thread Richard Forno
MSFT: Our DRM licensing is there to eliminate hobbyists and little guys http://www.boingboing.net/2006/01/30/msft_our_drm_licensi.html A Microsoft spokesman has described their DRM licensing scheme as a system for reducing the number of device vendors to a manageable number, so that the company

[Infowarrior] - MySpace.com Subject of Sex Assault Probe

2006-02-02 Thread Richard Forno
MySpace.com Subject of Sex Assault Probe Feb 02 11:42 PM US/Eastern http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/02/D8FHDUHO3.html HARTFORD, Conn. Police are investigating whether as many as seven teenage girls have been sexually assaulted by men they met through the popular Web site MySpace.com. The

[Infowarrior] - AOL to Implement E-mail Certification Program

2006-02-03 Thread Richard Forno
AOL to Implement E-mail Certification Program http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3581301 By Kevin Newcomb | January 30, 2006 In a bid to protect its members from e-mail fraud and phishing, and to offer consistency to commercial e-mail senders, AOL today will begin implementing Goodmail's

[Infowarrior] - Virus Naming Still a Mess

2006-02-04 Thread Richard Forno
Virus Naming Still a Mess http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/02/virus_naming_st.html Each time a new or uniquely dangerous virus or worm surfaces online, the major anti-virus companies trip over themselves to come up with their own pet names for the bugs. In some ways, this is a

[Infowarrior] - Pentagon Database Leaves No Child Alone

2006-02-06 Thread Richard Forno
Pentagon Database Leaves No Child Alone http://www.counterpunch.org/ferner02042006.html By MIKE FERNER All over the country, organized citizens are fighting to restrict the military's presence in schools. But having recruiters troll high schools cafeterias is just one way the Pentagon inundates

[Infowarrior] - Connecticut Opens MySpace.Com Probe

2006-02-06 Thread Richard Forno
Connecticut Opens MySpace.Com Probe Murdoch's Gem Under Scrutiny http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/02/myspace.html Police in Connecticut say that as many as seven teenage girls may have been sexually assaulted by men they met through MySpace.com. The girls say they were fondled or had

[Infowarrior] - Surveillance Net Yields Few Suspects

2006-02-06 Thread Richard Forno
Surveillance Net Yields Few Suspects NSA's Hunt for Terrorists Scrutinizes Thousands of Americans, but Most Are Later Cleared By Barton Gellman, Dafna Linzer and Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, February 5, 2006; A01 Intelligence officers who eavesdropped on thousands of

[Infowarrior] - Secret Court's Judges Were Warned About NSA Spy Data

2006-02-09 Thread Richard Forno
Secret Court's Judges Were Warned About NSA Spy Data Program May Have Led Improperly to Warrants http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/08/AR2006020802 511_pf.html By Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 9, 2006; A01 Twice in the past four years,

[Infowarrior] - TSA Chief Suspends Traveler Registry Plans

2006-02-09 Thread Richard Forno
TSA Chief Suspends Traveler Registry Plans http://www.salon.com/wire/ap/archive.html?wire=D8FLNCE06.html - - - - - - - - - - - - By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer February 09,2006 | WASHINGTON -- Security concerns have caused the government to suspend plans for an ambitious program to

[Infowarrior] - Why is this news, now?

2006-02-09 Thread Richard Forno
Why is this 3-year-old plot suddenly making news? Is this simply to keep the American sheeple afraid and encourage them to trust the Administration's efforts in the 'GWOT' -- to include, by extension, domestic surveillance, habeus corpus restrictions, etc? I find this very curious timing. -rf

[Infowarrior] - Reporters Wonder About Timing on News of L.A. 'Terror' Attack

2006-02-09 Thread Richard Forno
White House Briefing: Reporters Wonder About Timing on News of L.A. 'Terror' Attack By EP Staff http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content _id=1001994881 Published: February 09, 2006 7:30 PM ET NEW YORK The announcement today by President George W. Bush of a

[Infowarrior] - Report: Agreement reached on Patriot Act

2006-02-09 Thread Richard Forno
Agreement reached on Patriot Act Senate Republicans, White House strike deal Thursday, February 9, 2006; Posted: 7:59 p.m. EST (00:59 GMT) http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/09/patriotact.ap/index.html WASHINGTON (AP) -- A band of Senate Republican holdouts reached agreement Thursday with the

[Infowarrior] - Police blotter: Patriot Act e-mail spying approved

2006-02-10 Thread Richard Forno
Police blotter: Patriot Act e-mail spying approved By Declan McCullagh http://news.com.com/Police+blotter+Patriot+Act+e-mail+spying+approved/2100-1 030_3-6037598.html Story last modified Fri Feb 10 06:23:10 PST 2006 Police blotter is a weekly report on the intersection of technology and the

[Infowarrior] - EFF warns users NOT to use Google Desktop 3

2006-02-10 Thread Richard Forno
Google Copies Your Hard Drive - Government Smiles in Anticipation http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2006_02.php#004400 Consumers Should Not Use New Google Desktop San Francisco - Google today announced a new feature of its Google Desktop software that greatly increases the risk to consumer

[Infowarrior] - Company requires RFID injection

2006-02-12 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o MS) Company requires RFID injection http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/134 Two employees have been injected with RFID chips this week as part of a new requirement to access their company's datacenter. Cincinnati based surveillance company CityWatcher.com created the policy with the hopes

[Infowarrior] - CFP: workshop on surveillance infrastructure

2006-02-12 Thread Richard Forno
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Workshop on Generating Collaborative Research in the Ethical Design of Surveillance Infrastructures June 8-11, 2006; Austin, Texas Surveillance may be understood as a set of processes of identification, tracking, analysis and response which organize social

[Infowarrior] - Katrina Report Spreads Blame

2006-02-12 Thread Richard Forno
Katrina Report Spreads Blame Homeland Security, Chertoff Singled Out http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/11/AR2006021101 409_pf.html By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 12, 2006; A01 Hurricane Katrina exposed the U.S. government's failure to

[Infowarrior] - Only big companies' PCs will play high-def DVDs

2006-02-13 Thread Richard Forno
Only big companies' PCs will play high-def DVDs http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_nvidia_hdcp_support/ PCs with expensive video-cards won't be able to play high-definition DVDs unless they're built by big companies like Dell and Sony. PCs you build or upgrade yourself with HDCP-compatible

[Infowarrior] - Google beta ditches gmail.com

2006-02-13 Thread Richard Forno
Google beta ditches gmail.com By Dawn Kawamoto http://news.com.com/Google+beta+ditches+gmail.com/2100-1038_3-6038573.html Story last modified Mon Feb 13 08:43:48 PST 2006 Google has launched a beta for hosted e-mail accounts that feature the user's domain instead of gmail.com. The hosted-Gmail

[Infowarrior] - Wiretapping, European-Style.

2006-02-14 Thread Richard Forno
Wiretapping, European-Style. Think Bush's warrantless NSA surveillance is bad? Wait till you hear what the British government does. By Eric Weiner Updated Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at 6:39 AM ET http://www.slate.com/id/2136147/ For Europeans, scolding the Bush administration for everything from

[Infowarrior] - In Rare Briefing, China Defends Internet Controls

2006-02-14 Thread Richard Forno
In Rare Briefing, China Defends Internet Controls By JOSEPH KAHN http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/14/international/asia/14cnd-china.html?ei=509 4en=977e8af1b6cd9981hp=ex=1139979600partner=homepagepagewanted=print BEIJING, Feb. 14 ‹ Chinese authorities are determined to stop harmful information from

[Infowarrior] - Bruce Sterling on Sony Rootkit fiasco

2006-02-15 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.02/posts_pr.html Sony and Bertelsmann were once the prides of Japan and Germany. Having grown up to become world-spanning megacorporations, they spawned a reckless delinquent named Sony BMG. As children often do, the youngster is having a hard time finding

[Infowarrior] - UK gov wants MS to give them a backdoor into Windows Vista ?!?

2006-02-15 Thread Richard Forno
UK holds Microsoft security talks By Ollie Stone-Lee BBC News political reporter http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk_politics/4713018.stm UK officials are talking to Microsoft over fears the new version of Windows could make it harder for police to read suspects' computer files. Windows

[Infowarrior] - Rootkit-like features found on DVD now

2006-02-15 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-022006.html#0810 Heise Online is reporting about yet another example of the ever-warming relationship of copy protection and rootkit technologies. The affair started with the digital rights management system Sony BMG was using to protect audio

[Infowarrior] - Privacy and anonymity

2006-02-15 Thread Richard Forno
Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/15/privacy_anonymity/ Privacy and anonymity By Kelly Martin, SecurityFocus Published Wednesday 15th February 2006 11:43 GMT Privacy and anonymity on the internet are as important as they are difficult to achieve. Here are some of the the current

[Infowarrior] - New DVDs already sparking copy-protection confusion

2006-02-16 Thread Richard Forno
New DVDs already sparking copy-protection confusion By John Borland http://news.com.com/New+DVDs+already+sparking+copy-protection+confusion/2100 -1025_3-6040261.html Story last modified Thu Feb 16 08:18:19 PST 2006 advertisement When the first high-definition DVDs finally hit shelves this

[Infowarrior] - RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use

2006-02-16 Thread Richard Forno
RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use February 15, 2006 http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004409.php It is no secret that the entertainment oligopolists are not happy about space-shifting and format-shifting. But surely ripping your own CDs to your own iPod passes muster, right?

[Infowarrior] - Patriot Act Moves Closer to Renewal

2006-02-16 Thread Richard Forno
Patriot Act Moves Closer to Renewal http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/16/AR2006021600 329.html By LAURIE KELLMAN The Associated Press Thursday, February 16, 2006; 2:50 PM WASHINGTON -- The Senate pushed the Patriot Act a step closer to renewal Thursday, overwhelmingly

[Infowarrior] - Senate Panel Decides Against Eavesdropping Investigation, at Least for Now

2006-02-16 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/16/politics/16cnd-nsa.html?ei=5094en=d0b1fa0 41b500cc9hp=ex=1140152400partner=homepagepagewanted=print February 16, 2006 Senate Panel Decides Against Eavesdropping Investigation, at Least for Now By DAVID STOUT WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 ‹ The Senate Intelligence

[Infowarrior] - Yet Another Agency in Charge of Domestic Intelligence?

2006-02-19 Thread Richard Forno
CQ HOMELAND SECURITY ­ INTELLIGENCE Feb. 17, 2006 ­ 8:03 p.m. Yet Another Agency in Charge of Domestic Intelligence? By Jeff Stein, National Security Editor http://www.cq.com/public/20060217_homeland.html It took me a half dozen e-mails and telephone calls over three days to just to confirm that

[Infowarrior] - School bus drivers being trained to watch for terrorists

2006-02-21 Thread Richard Forno
(You can't make this stuff up..but you CAN fund it..rf) Feb. 18, 2006, 11:39AM http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.mpl/nation/3668506 School bus drivers being trained to watch for terrorists Program aims to teach 600,000 operators to be on the alert for plots By BEN FELLER

[Infowarrior] - Zero Day Exploit Hits Apple's OS X

2006-02-21 Thread Richard Forno
Zero Day Exploit Hits Apple's OS X By Sean Michael Kerner http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3586416 Apple Mac OS X users may be at risk from an extremely critical vulnerability that remains un-patched. The apparent zero-day exploit comes as OS X users on the heels of recent

[Infowarrior] - US Judge: Google infringed copyright by posting thumbnail porn photos

2006-02-22 Thread Richard Forno
US Judge: Google infringed copyright by posting thumbnail porn photos Feb 21 10:21 PM US/Eastern http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/21/060222032100.1rc2m2wg.html Internet giant Google Inc. infringed copyright rules by posting thumbnail-size photos from other websites on its search results

[Infowarrior] - Paper: Why Youth Heart MySpace

2006-02-22 Thread Richard Forno
Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace danah boyd American Association for the Advancement of Science February 19, 2006 http://www.danah.org/papers/AAAS2006.html [This is a rough, unedited crib of the actual talk.] Much appreciation to the Macarthur Foundation for

[Infowarrior] - Hacker sentenced for sabotaging port data in Far East

2006-02-22 Thread Richard Forno
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060217/43605590.html Hacker sentenced for sabotaging port data in Far East 14:53 | 17/ 02/ 2006 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, February 17 (RIA Novosti) - A computer programmer from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East has been sentenced to one year in prison

[Infowarrior] - U.S. Issues Rejection in BlackBerry Case

2006-02-22 Thread Richard Forno
U.S. Issues Rejection in BlackBerry Case By STEPHANIE STOUGHTON The Associated Press Wednesday, February 22, 2006; 3:34 PM http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/22/AR2006022201 604_pf.html RICHMOND, Va. -- The U.S. patent office on Wednesday issued its first of several

[Infowarrior] - White House Report on Katrina Lessons Learned

2006-02-23 Thread Richard Forno
The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned http://www.whitehouse.gov/reports/katrina-lessons-learned/index.html PDF copy http://www.whitehouse.gov/reports/katrina-lessons-learned.pdf ___ Infowarrior mailing list

[Infowarrior] - AOL to roll out free e-mail to non-profits AOL to roll out free e-mail to non-profits http://tinyurl.com/gypcq AOL, the Internet service provider unit of Time Warner Inc., on Friday sa

2006-03-03 Thread Richard Forno
AOL to roll out free e-mail to non-profits http://tinyurl.com/gypcq AOL, the Internet service provider unit of Time Warner Inc., on Friday said it will not charge legitimate not-for-profit organizations and advocacy groups to have their e-mails authenticated and delivered to consumers.

[Infowarrior] - DOJ opens probe into online music pricing: sources

2006-03-03 Thread Richard Forno
DOJ opens probe into online music pricing: sources Thu Mar 2, 2006 9:20 PM ET By Sue Zeidler http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx? type=businessNewsstoryid=2006-03-03T022022Z_01_N02427470_RTRUKOC_0_US-M EDIA-ONLINEMUSIC.xmlrpc=23 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of

[Infowarrior] - test -- ignore

2006-03-03 Thread Richard Forno
test -- ignore ___ Infowarrior mailing list Infowarrior@attrition.org https://attrition.org/mailman/listinfo/infowarrior

[Infowarrior] - RIM Settles Blackberry suit

2006-03-03 Thread Richard Forno
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/article_print/SB114142276287788965-lMyQj AxMDE2NDAxMzQwMjMyWj.html By MARK HEINZL and AMOL SHARMA March 4, 2006 Research In Motion Ltd., on the brink of a possible court-ordered shutdown of its widely used BlackBerry wireless email device, agreed to pay $612.5

[Infowarrior] - USACM Policy Recommendations on Digital Rights Management

2006-03-06 Thread Richard Forno
USACM Policy Recommendations on Digital Rights Management http://www.acm.org/usacm/weblog/wp-content/DRM.pdf February 2006 BACKGROUND: New technologies have remade the consumer entertainment landscape, allowing creative content ­ such as movies, television, and radio programming ­ to be

[Infowarrior] - Politicos still don't understand the net

2006-03-06 Thread Richard Forno
The problem of thin-skinned politicos By Declan McCullagh http://news.com.com/The+problem+of+thin-skinned+politicos/2010-1028_3-604609 0.html Story last modified Mon Mar 06 07:53:22 PST 2006 A New Jersey politician is hoping to outlaw anonymous speech on the Internet, claiming that civility

[Infowarrior] - Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in P.R. Campaign

2006-03-07 Thread Richard Forno
Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in P.R. Campaign By MICHAEL BARBARO http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/technology/07blog.html?ei=5094en=8add8717 728087fehp=ex=1141794000partner=homepagepagewanted=print Brian Pickrell, a blogger, recently posted a note on his Web site attacking state legislation that

[Infowarrior] - Patriot Act Includes Crackdown on Meth Use

2006-03-07 Thread Richard Forno
Patriot Act Includes Crackdown on Meth Use By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PATRIOT_ACT_METH?SITE=7219SECTION=HO METEMPLATE=DEFAULTCTIME=2006-03-06-23-35-09 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suffer from springtime allergies? You could be among the first affected

[Infowarrior] - Google Wants Your Gigabytes

2006-03-07 Thread Richard Forno
Google Wants Your Gigabytes By David Miller http://www.internetnews.com/storage/article.php/3589906 The 900-pound gorilla in the search space is apparently developing a service that will allow users to store every scrap of data from their computers' hard drives on Google's servers. This

[Infowarrior] - Disturbing: USA PATRIOT and 'Long War' tedium

2006-03-08 Thread Richard Forno
'Long war' is breaking down into tedium http://www.suntimes.com/output/steyn/cst-edt-steyn051.html March 5, 2006 BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST I had to sign a tedious business contract the other day. They wanted my corporation number -- fair enough -- plus my Social Security number -- well,

[Infowarrior] - Compromising Civil Liberties

2006-03-08 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.counterpunch.org/brasch03082006.html Compromising Civil Liberties By WALTER BRASCH Two weeks before President Bush signed Congressional legislation that made permanent all but two sections of the USA PATRIOT Act, State College, Pa., became the 397th American community to reaffirm the

[Infowarrior] - Why terror financing is so tough to track down

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Why terror financing is so tough to track down British leader Gordon Brown called last month for the creation of a multinational team to crack the problem. By Mark Rice-Oxley | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0308/p04s01-woeu.html LONDON ­ When police

[Infowarrior] - RFI - Anyone know when AOL starts blocking 'non-certified' emails? /eom

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
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[Infowarrior] - Schnier: Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror http://www.wired.com/news/columns/1,70357-0.html Commentary by Bruce Schneier | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Mar, 09, 2006 EST Security Matters columnist Bruce Schneier Security Matters In the post-9/11 world, there's much focus on connecting the dots. Many

[Infowarrior] - DHS to have a Faith-Based Center ?!?

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Executive Order 13397--Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security With Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives http://cryptome.org/eo13397.htm Section 1. Establishment of a Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the Department of Homeland

[Infowarrior] - Google faces Wall Street revolt

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Google faces Wall Street revolt after blunders hit share price By James Doran, Wall Street Correspondent http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8209-2076799,00.html GOOGLE is facing a Wall Street rebellion as investment analysts demand that the internet search company provides regular

[Infowarrior] - G.O.P. Plan Would Allow Spying Without Warrants

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
March 9, 2006 G.O.P. Plan Would Allow Spying Without Warrants By SCOTT SHANE and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/09/politics/09nsa.html?_r=1oref=sloginpagew anted=print WASHINGTON, March 8 ‹ The plan by Senate Republicans to step up oversight of the National Security Agency's

[Infowarrior] - White House statement on DHS Faith-Based Center

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
From: Brock Meeks [EMAIL PROTECTED] Official press release from DHS, dated March 8, 2006: Statement by HOMELAND SECURITY Secretary Michael Chertoff ON THE CREATION OF A CENTER FOR FAITH-BASED AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES [Emphasis in the original] President Bush has signed an Executive Order that

[Infowarrior] - Apple sends developer legal threat

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
(of course, gods forbid you use an Apple product in a manner Cupertino hasn't intended for you to use just yet.anyone got mirrors of the software?) http://www.macnn.com/ Apple sends developer legal threat Apple's legal team has contacted the developer of Front Row Enabler and Mail Stamps,

[Infowarrior] - NASA Press Release: Potential Liquid Water on Enceladus

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o Drudge) NASA'S CASSINI DISCOVERS POTENTIAL LIQUID WATER ON ENCELADUS Thu Mar 09 2006 11:21:33 ET **Exclusive** [Press release set for 2 PM ET release] NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on Saturn's moon

[Infowarrior] - Microsoft launches 'Genuine' antipiracy initiative

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Microsoft launches 'Genuine' antipiracy initiative By Dawn Kawamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: March 9, 2006, 8:18 AM PST http://news.com.com/2110-1014_3-6047891.html?part=rsstag=6047891subj=news Microsoft on Thursday launched an antipiracy initiative, seeking to combine its

[Infowarrior] - Apple: Finding the Root of the Problem

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
(I agree 110%.rf) Apple: Finding the Root of the Problem http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/mar2006/tc20060308_0323 91.htm To maintain public confidence in its operating system, Jobs Co. should consider hiring a security czar The second potentially major Mac security

[Infowarrior] - US court OKs computer searches for child porn

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
US court OKs computer searches for child porn Thu Mar 9, 2006 5:35 PM ET http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=internetNewsstoryid=200 6-03-09T223543Z_01_N09200034_RTRUKOC_0_US-CRIME-CHILDPORN.xmlrpc=22 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Police may search computer hard drives for child

[Infowarrior] - Third 'Blue Hat' hacker event at Microsoft

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Third 'Blue Hat' hacker event at Microsoft March 9, 2006 2:43 PM PST http://news.com.com/2061-10789_3-6048156.html?part=rsstag=6048156subj=news Microsoft employees are getting another security reality check this week. The software maker is hosting its third Blue Hat event, where hackers

[Infowarrior] - RIAA Says Future DRM Might ³ Thr eaten Critical Infrastructure and Potentially Endanger Liv es ²

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
The RIAA should go into the fear-mongering business, or at the very least, release a comedy album of their histrionics.rf RIAA Says Future DRM Might ³Threaten Critical Infrastructure and Potentially Endanger Lives² Wednesday March 8, 2006 by Ed Felten

[Infowarrior] - Inexperienced 28-Year-Old Staffer Appointed to Critical Homeland Security Post

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/03/09/homeland-security-appointment/ Inexperienced 28-Year-Old Bush Staffer Appointed to Critical Homeland Security Post The Bush administration has appointed 28-year-old former White House staffer Doug Hoelscher as the executive director of the Homeland Security

[Infowarrior] - DOD: Engaging in Shark and Awe

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2006/03/10/sharks/print.html Shark and awe The Pentagon plans to put neural implants in sharks to have them serve as underwater spies -- another example of a defense budget gone mad. By Tom Engelhardt Mar. 10, 2006 | Navy SEALs, move over -- here come the

[Infowarrior] - Government Health Researchers Pressed to Share Data at No Charge

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
Government Health Researchers Pressed to Share Data at No Charge http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/09/AR2006030901 960_pf.html By Rick Weiss Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 10, 2006; A17 Political momentum is growing for a change in federal policy that would

[Infowarrior] - Bug found in GnuPG

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2006q1/000216.html GnuPG does not detect injection of unsigned data (released 2006-03-09, CVE-2006-0049) Summary === In the aftermath of the false positive

[Infowarrior] - NORAD orders Web deletion of transcript

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
NORAD orders Web deletion of transcript By Declan McCullagh http://news.com.com/NORAD+orders+Web+deletion+of+transcript/2100-1028_3-6048 254.html Story last modified Thu Mar 09 19:07:01 PST 2006 In an unusual follow-up to a public event, the Defense Department and the Transportation Security

[Infowarrior] - Why Is There No Way To Respond To A DMCA Subpoena?

2006-03-09 Thread Richard Forno
DMCA Subpoena Provision Still Endangers Privacy March 09, 2006 http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004468.php News.com reports that American Airlines has subpoenaed Google and YouTube, demanding the name of someone who posted an airline training video online. This is yet another abuse of DMCA

[Infowarrior] - Bush declares war on freedom of the press

2006-03-10 Thread Richard Forno
Bush declares war on freedom of the press March 6, 2006 07:44 AM / The Rant . http://www.capitolhillblue.com/blog/2006/03/bush_declares_war_on_freedom_o.h tml By DOUG THOMPSON Using many of the questionable surveillance and monitoring techniques that brought both questions and criticism to his

[Infowarrior] - Delete a file on your work PC, get sued

2006-03-10 Thread Richard Forno
Police blotter: Ex-employee faces suit over file deletion By Declan McCullagh, CNET News.com Published on ZDNet News: March 10, 2006, 10:32 AM PT http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6048449.html?tag=zdfd.newsfeed Police blotter is a weekly report on the intersection of technology and the law.

[Infowarrior] - Yet Another Terror Alert (amid low approval ratings)

2006-03-10 Thread Richard Forno
As if by now people organizing major public events didn't have security first and foremost in their minds, the FBI comes out with a late-Friday reminder about the possibility of terror attacks. While I'm sure this is purely coincidental, W's polls are quite low these days, and still

[Infowarrior] - VM Rootkits: The Next Big Threat?

2006-03-10 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.eweek.com/print_article2/0,1217,a=173285,00.asp VM Rootkits: The Next Big Threat? March 10, 2006 By Ryan Naraine Lab rats at Microsoft Research and the University of Michigan have teamed up to create prototypes for virtual machine-based rootkits that significantly push the envelope for

[Infowarrior] - PIN Scandal Worst Hack Ever; Citibank Only The Start

2006-03-11 Thread Richard Forno
PIN Scandal Worst Hack Ever; Citibank Only The Start By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News March 09, 2006 (4:35 PM EST) URL: http://techweb.com/wire/181502468 The unfolding debit card scam that rocked Citibank this week is far from over, an analyst said Thursday as she called this first-time-ever mass

[Infowarrior] - MPAA suing USENET-related firms

2006-03-12 Thread Richard Forno
From: Monty Solomon [EMAIL PROTECTED] Little-used corner of Net becomes piracy battlefield Movie industry sues companies that aid downloads on Usenet By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | March 9, 2006 An obscure data network technology called the Usenet has become the newest battleground between

[Infowarrior] - Leahy: The assault on the public's right to know

2006-03-12 Thread Richard Forno
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060312/OPINI ON/603120329/1006theme The assault on the public's right to know By Sen. Patrick Leahy March 12, 2006 As we take stock during the second annual Sunshine Week, we confront the disturbing reality that the foundations of

[Infowarrior] - DSB meeting on foreign software use @ DoD

2006-03-13 Thread Richard Forno
[Federal Register: March 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 48)] [Notices] [Page 12684] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr13mr06-39] --- DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the

[Infowarrior] - Torrents -- The Pirate Bay: Here to Stay?

2006-03-13 Thread Richard Forno
The Pirate Bay: Here to Stay? http://www.wired.com/news/technology/1,70358-0.html By Ann Harrison 02:00 AM Mar, 13, 2006 EST Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America announced one of its boldest sorties yet against online piracy: a barrage of seven federal lawsuits against some of

[Infowarrior] - RELIDO caveat to improve intelligence info-sharing

2006-03-13 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o Secrey News) DNI NEGROPONTE ON INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION SHARING In an effort to improve the sharing of intelligence information, the Director of National Intelligence last year authorized the use of a new marking for intelligence documents: RELIDO, or Releasable by Information Disclosure

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