minilinks for 2007-08-13
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
August 13, 2007
- A Gateway for Hackers
Susan Landau says wiretapping may create a security
nightmare by tempting hackers.
- China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People
The Chinese government plans to use new ID cards to track
all 12.4 million people in Shenzhen.
- Feds Consider Lowering Passenger Data Requirements
Under a new plan, airlines would provide less data on
travelers to the TSA.
- Delete This!
Companies may begin retaining more data in response to the
recent TorrentSpy case.
- Meltdown at the E-voting Machine
The story behind why California's secretary of state
decided to decertify E-voting machines.
- Voice ID Snares Drug Kingpin in Brazil
Police identified Ramirez Abadia using voice recognition
software, with help from the U.S. DEA.
- Perfect 10 Returns for More Abuse
Having lost once, Perfect 10 returns to claim copyright
infringement from search engine thumbnails.
- Microsoft Games Open for Non-Commercial Re-Use
You can create derivative works -- but don't even think
about reverse engineering!
- Mod Chip Raid Fallout: A Roundup
Should cops target small time pirates or focus on the big
- DRM-free Tunes to be Watermarked
Universal's plan to sell music without DRM doesn't mean it
won't track user data.
- "Cyber-Punk" No More
The man who supposedly coined the term "cyberspace" says
the "cyber" prefix is fading from popular usage.
- Habeas Corpus for Avatars!
Will avatars in Second Life end up having more rights than
their human creators?