minilinks for 2008-12-23
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
December 23, 2008
- Obama's Total Information Awareness
The New Republic says no campaign in history has ever compiled more information on its supporters.
- FBI Turning Cell Phones Into Eavesdropping Devices
By remotely activating the microphone in mobile phones, the FBI has been able to eavesdrop on suspects.
- Analysis of the 2nd Circuit Decision on NSLs
Eugene Volokh goes deep inside the 2nd Circuits decision to ask whether the ruling is good for free speech.
- RIAA President Speaks
In an interview, Cary Sherman answers questions on the new RIAA plan to collaborate with ISPs to block users accused of piracy.
- Apple Bans Edgy Books From iPhone
Apple is refusing to allow what it considers "objectionable content" to be sold through its App Store, even in book form.
- Fooling Speed Cameras
High School students in Maryland have been tricking speed cameras into sending fines to innocent drivers.
- NSA on Facebook
The National Security Administration wants to be your "friend."