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by tim cushing

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that passwords can be compelled with All Writs Orders. Handing down a decision in the case of Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police officer facing child porn charges, the court finds the order lawful,...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Back in 2012, a federal court ruled US websites were "places of public accommodation." The ruling (overturned on appeal) came in a lawsuit brought against Netflix by the National Association of the Deaf. It seems like an obvious conclusion -- more people...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Here come even more revelations of surveillance abuse by UK law enforcement. To date, various law enforcement agencies have been exposed as participating in very broad readings of very broadly-written anti-terrorism laws to spy on journalists and activists....
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Santa Maria (CA) Police Department -- like the FBI -- is in the fake news business. Last February, it issued a bogus press release via online service Nixle, falsely stating it had apprehended two suspects. This was picked up by local news sources...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Perhaps the thinnest skinned politician on the planet -- Recip "Gollum" Erdogan -- is at it again. His legacy of injunctions, legal threats, and even copyright abuse continues. The latest to draw Erdogan's wrath is Switzerland, which, to be fair, has...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Another "ag gag" law is in the works in Arkansas. These bills are brought under the pretense of safety -- both for the person supposedly breaking them, as well as for the employees of the entity "trespassed" upon. The unspoken aim of these laws is to...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Because abusing the DMCA process only goes so far, some reputation management entities have begun exploiting an inattentive legal system to push lawsuits past judges. In some cases, these suits have featured fake plaintiffs filing bogus libel lawsuits...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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