The Morality Police in Your Checking Account: Chase Bank Shuts Down Accounts of Adult Entertainers
In the latest example of a troubling trend in which companies play the role of law enforcement and moral police, Chase Bank has shut down the personal bank accounts of hundreds of adult entertainers.
It seems like a brilliant idea to use someone else’s IP without even asking first.
What could possibly happen? Just a million dollar lawsuit? Oh.
Breaking Bad Playing Cards
“SCiO: Your Sixth Sense. A Pocket Molecular Sensor For All !” I seriously doubt if it’s possible to make a spectrometer of this quality at this size and price. I hope I’m wrong and this really is a breakthrough, but to me it feels like an expensive scam. If it looks to good to be true, etc…
SCiO pocket spectrometer
Censorious Parent Calls Cops On Teen Giving Away Books In A Local Park
Apple patents WiFi access point location lookup
Apple has once again demonstrated that it’s no slouch as a patent troll, applying for and receiving a patent to tell you where you are, by performing a database lookup of WiFi access points.
Link (The Register)
US judge: our digital search warrants apply ANYWHERE
Microsoft has been told by a US District Court that it must hand over e-mail details to an unnamed law enforcement agency, even though that data is held offshore.
In a case that will exacerbate concerns in non-American countries about the extra-territorial reach of US laws, a magistrate in the District Court of Southern New York, Judge James Francis has ruled that the tech giant “cannot refuse to turn over customer information and emails stored in other countries when issued a valid search warrant from U.S. law enforcement agencies,” according to Reuters.
Link (The Register)
State Dept Launches ‘Free the Press’ Campaign Same Day DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Jail Reporter
… or so the intelligence community say
“New Lawsuit Claims FBI Used No Fly List To Pressure Muslims Into Becoming Informants”