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no privacy right in identity linked to ip address

The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in R v. Ward earlier today. The case involved the conviction of a worthless low-life pedophile by the name of David Ward. The police were able to find him due, in part,

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the gizmodo/jason chen/search warrant debacle

There have been many views expressed on both the propriety of Gizmodo breaking the story on the next-gen iPhone as well as the subsequent search warrant executed by the police against Jason Chen, the Gizmodo reporter that broke the story.

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norwich orders, part ii (an editorial of sorts)

<rant> I was a bit surprised to find this article that covered the court orders that had required Google to disclose information on some Gmail users and the subsequent orders in Canada against certain Canadian ISPs, which was the subject

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the internet: how not to learn to commit crimes

A story in the the Daily Record. The phrase “the thing speaks for itself” (which is one of those handy latin phrases I learned in law school but almost never use, except of course in blog posts – res ipsa

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A Really, Really, Really Good Reason to use Spybot

Story from the Norwich Bulletin. The nub: NORWICH — State Prosecutor David Smith said he wondered why Julie Amero didn’t just pull the plug on her classroom computer.The six-person jury Friday may have been wondering the same thing when they

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Jail as a Retirement Option

Somewhat frightening (or perhaps sad) article on someone who basically chose to go to jail to support himself. The nub: On May 1, Mr. Bowers — or, as he is known to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, prisoner

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Killer E-mails

Just one more before my “lunch” ends…. still trying to catch up. Anyway, a recent article highlights a real low point in spam. This is even worse than the Nigerian scams (which actually resulted in several real-word deaths). Anyway, the

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