minilinks for 2008-08-06
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
August 6, 2008
- DHS Issues Policy on Laptop Seizures
Rules released by Homeland Security say agents can seize laptops and their contents without suspicion of wrongdoing.
- Privacy Group Spies on Google
The National Legal and Policy Center used Google's street view to virtually stalk a Google executive.
A new website allows users to search criminal databases for free, raising privacy concerns (log-in may be required).
- When Google Owns You
Google user Nick Saber suddenly found himself locked out of all his Google accounts -- email, photos, storage. What rights does he have?
- Judge Hints at Mistrial in RIAA v. Thomas
The federal judge in the first P2P copyright infringement trial has had second thoughts about the "making available" argument that convicted the defendant Jammie Thomas.
- TSA Halts Signups for "Clear" After Laptop Loss
A laptop with the personal information of 33,000 people was lost in the San Francisco Airport, leading the TSA to stop signups for a service that speeds registered travelers through check-in.
- University Clears Tor Researchers of Misconduct
Officials at the University of Colorado have found that a team of computer scientists did not violate US wiretapping laws in their research.