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Ein Team der kanadischen Concordia-University hat eine Technik entwickelt, um AutorInnen anonymer E-Mails identifizieren zu können – mit einer Sicherheit von 80-90 Prozent, behaupten die ForscherInnen. Analog zur Einzigartigkeit von Fingerabdrücken (fingerprints) gehen sie davon aus, dass es eindeutig nachweisbare “Schriftabdrücke” (write-prints) gibt, die AutorInnen charakterisieren. Die Methode sei ausreichend sicher, um gerichtsfeste Beweise liefern zu können. Mark Schaver beschreibt, dass sowohl Techniken der Spracherkennung als auch Data Mining in die Methode einfließen. Der Artikel des Teams zu ihrer Methode, “Mining writeprints from anonymous e-mails for forensic investigation”, erschien bereits im Oktober in Digital Investigation, umsonst auch hier. annalist » Das Ende der anonymen E-Mail annalist » Das Ende der anonymen E-Mail
Fraude met DigiD blijkt verbluffend simpel Fraude met DigiD blijkt verbluffend simpel Nieuws - Fraude met DigiD, ook bij de Belastingdienst, is simpel door gebruik van andermans burgerservicenummer (BSN). En dat nummer is relatief eenvoudig in handen te krijgen. Allerlei instanties en bedrijven vragen ten onrechte burgerservicenummers aan bezoekers en klanten, waardoor dat nummer in handen valt van een onbekend aantal onbekenden. Daarnaast staat het BSN op paspoorten en rijbewijzen en wordt het (ten onrechte) gevraagd door sportverenigingen, vogelhouderclubs, kinderdagverblijven, woningbouwverenigingen en het Westfries Archief. VVD vraagt opheldering De Tweede Kamerfractie van de VVD heeft bij de ministers, Opstelten van Veiligheid en Justitie, Piet Hein Donner van Binnenlandse Zaken en staatssecretaris Weekers van Financiën gevraagd hoe groot het probleem is met fraude met het BSN in combinatie met DigiD.
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U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S. - Glenn Greenwald U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S. - Glenn Greenwald (updated below) Gulet Mohamed is an 18-year-old American citizen whose family is Somalian. His parents moved with him to the U.S. when he was 2 or 3 years old, and he has lived in the U.S. ever since.
One of the more eye-opening events for me of 2010 occurred in March, when I first wrote about WikiLeaks and the war the Pentagon was waging on it (as evidenced by its classified 2008 report branding the website an enemy and planning how to destroy it). At the time, few had heard of the group — it was before it had released the video of the Apache helicopter attack — but I nonetheless believed it could perform vitally important functions and thus encouraged readers to donate to it and otherwise support it. In response, there were numerous people — via email, comments, and other means — who expressed a serious fear of doing so: they were worried that donating money to a group so disliked by the government would cause them to be placed on various lists or, worse, incur criminal liability for materially supporting a Terrorist organization. Government-created climate of fear - Glenn Greenwald Government-created climate of fear - Glenn Greenwald
(updated below) William Galston — former Clinton adviser and current Brookings Institution Senior Fellow — has a column in The New Republic about the Gabrielle Giffords shooting that illustrates the mentality endlessly eroding basic American liberty: namely, the belief that every tragedy must lead to new government powers and new restrictions on core liberties. The lesson of the Arizona tragedy, he argues, is that it’s too difficult to force citizens into mental institutions against their will. This, he says, is the fault of “civil libertarians,” who began working in the 1970s on legal reforms to require a higher burden of proof for involuntary commitment (generally: it must be proven that the person is a danger to himself or to others). The reflexive call for fewer liberties - Glenn Greenwald The reflexive call for fewer liberties - Glenn Greenwald
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Indignez-vous ! par Stéphane Hessel Indignez-vous ! par Stéphane Hessel Pour Stéphane Hessel, le «motif de base de la Résistance, c’était l’indignation». Certes, les raisons de s’indigner dans le monde complexe d’aujourd’hui peuvent paraître moins nettes qu’au temps du nazisme. Mais «cherchez et vous trouverez» : l’écart grandissant entre les très riches et les très pauvres, l’état de la planète, le traitement fait aux sans-papiers, aux immigrés, aux Roms, la course au “toujours plus”, à la compétition, la dictature des marchés financiers et jusqu’aux acquis bradés de la Résistance – retraites, Sécurité sociale… Alors, on peut croire Stéphane Hessel, et lui emboîter le pas, lorsqu’il appelle à une «insurrection pacifique».
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We live in a highly organised climate of fear. If security organisations depend upon fear and paranoia to sustain their existence, Wikileaks suggests using the same tools to hold them to account. Today, we live in a climate of fear. On 15 December, the US Department of Homeland Security and FBI issued an intelligence bulletin to state and local law enforcement agencies warning that terrorists could target mass gatherings at major metropolitan areas during the 2010 holiday season, although US officials said that there is no specific and credible intelligence about planned terror attacks. In October, the US Department of State issued an alert warning Americans travelling to Europe to be cautious because of suspected terror plots to attack major European cities. Politics of Fear Politics of Fear
Life Inc by Douglas Rushkoff - Trade Paperback Life Inc by Douglas Rushkoff - Trade Paperback {*style:<i>Your Money or Your Life A Lesson on the Front Stoop </i>*} I got mugged on Christmas Eve. I was in front of my Brooklyn apartment house taking out the trash when a man pulled a gun and told me to empty my pockets. I gave him my money, wallet, and cell phone.
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The Master Switch: Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu explains what's at stake in the battle for net freedom Tim Wu's The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires is as fascinating, wide-ranging, and, ultimately, inspiring book about communications policy and the information industries as you could hope to find. This is, of course, no surprise: Wu is one of America's great information policy scholars and communicators, probably best known for coining the term "Net Neutrality" (like many great Americans, Tim is, in fact, Canadian -- we attended the same elementary school in Toronto, where we enthusiastically traded Apple ][+ software and killed each others' D&D characters). Wu's great strength is in the breadth of his scholarship and in his ability to use humor, clear language, and innovative arguments to connect diverse ideas. The Master Switch: Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu explains what's at stake in the battle for net freedom
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A taxonomy of transparency I’m writing the section of Public Parts on truly public government — transparency leading to collaboration. I am trying to come up with a simple taxonomy of transparency, a list of what should be open by default. Help me with my definition and list of buckets: The first step to public government is transparency. My definition: opening up the information and the actions of government at every level by default in a way that enables any citizen to take, analyze, and use that data, extracting or adding value to it and overseeing the actions of those who act in our name, with our money. That data should include: • Our laws and regulations—as they are being considered and after they are enacted, showing who did what to each along the way. • Government budgets and spending, including information on who is paid. • Government’s actions. A taxonomy of transparency
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Glenn Beck Google a Shill | Google United States Government Last week, I accused Glenn Beck of pandering to older viewers in his attacks on social media and Google. It now appears that there was more going on and that Google has found their way amongst the show’s Rogues Gallery, nestled amongst the Weather Underground and the Muslim Brotherhood. On today’s show, Beck advised his audience, as he always does, to do their own homework. However, tonight he told them they probably shouldn’t use Google. This all stems from Jared Cohen, a man who works for Google after a stint with the State Department.
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The two-tiered justice system: an illustration - Glenn Greenwald Of all the topics on which I’ve focused, I’ve likely written most about America’s two-tiered justice system — the way in which political and financial elites now enjoy virtually full-scale legal immunity for even the most egregious lawbreaking, while ordinary Americans, especially the poor and racial and ethnic minorities, are subjected to exactly the opposite treatment: the world’s largest prison state and most merciless justice system. That full-scale destruction of the rule of law is also the topic of my forthcoming book. But The New York Times this morning has a long article so perfectly illustrating what I mean by “two-tiered justice system” — and the way in which it obliterates the core covenant of the American Founding: equality before the law — that it’s impossible for me not to highlight it. The article’s headline tells most of the story: “In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures.”
A small independent garage is repeatedly targeted by thieves intent on stealing expensive tools. A flagship academy suffers the same fate, only it's the IT equipment that the burglars want. A global energy supplier wants to protect its power plant. Step forward the private security sector. Police forces are stretched to breaking point and face deep cuts. rporate hired spies are here to stay doNOTwaste your time Peter Bleksley
He turned up with long hair, tattoos and an insatiable appetite for climbing trees. Few people suspected anything odd of the man who introduced himself as Mark Stone on a dairy farm turned spiritual sanctuary in North Yorkshire. He had come alone on 12 August 2003, in the middle of a heatwave, for a gathering of environmental activists known as Earth First. Mark Kennedy: A journey from undercover cop to 'bona fide' activist | Environment
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Real property In English common law, real property, real estate, realty, or immovable property is any subset of land that has been legally defined and the improvements to it have been made by human efforts: buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, etc. Real property and personal property are the two main subunits of property in English Common Law. Historical background[edit]
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