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TomTom admits to sending your routes / speed info to the cops

http://crave.cnet.co.uk

Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US - TomTom admits to sending your routes and speed information to the police...

It appears every gadget in your possession is tracking your location. First it was the iPhone, then Android phones and now it's your bleedin' sat-nav. TomTom, perhaps in a pre-emptive strike against its own user-tracking scandal, has admitted its sat-navs can track users and inform third parties about how fast they're going.

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Private records of 3.5 million people exposed by Texas

http://www.reuters.com

The personal records of some 3.5 million Texans were inadvertently exposed after they were placed on a state computer server that was accessible to the public for about a year, state officials said on Monday.

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Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Sues Over Airport Arrest

http://www.wired.com

A 21-year-old Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area is demanding $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.

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Judge Lets Sony Unmask Visitors to PS3-Jailbreaking Site

http://www.wired.com

A federal magistrate is granting Sony the right to acquire the internet IP addresses of anybody who has visited PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz’s website from January of 2009 to the present.

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How Facebook and Myspace can help lead to the death penalty

http://www.examiner.com

This is the second case of someone getting the death penalty from information gained from social networking sites. Would they have had a case without using their personal pages?

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President Obama creating an ''Internet ID'' for Americans

http://tinyurl.com

>>President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.

>>It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said.

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Police can now read the messages on your phone at will!

http://www.phonearena.com

Police can now read the messages on your phone at will!

A ruling of the California Supreme Court declared that if you are suspected of any wrongdoings, police officers can read the messages on your phone without needing a warrant. It's yet to be seen how this decision, part of the People versus Gregory Diaz case, will be implemented in practice and in the different states.

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Common Sense and Security...$2.4 Billion Worth of Security Theater

http://www.eff.org

The Transportation Security Administration is feeling public heat these days over its combination of whole-body-image scanners and heavy-handed pat-down searches, and deservedly so.

There’s no question that reform is needed to curtail TSA’s excesses. We especially applaud the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s efforts to increase public awareness about the body scanners. But will the heat now being generated produce the kind of light we really need?

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One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans

http://gizmodo.com

At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.

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The “Cyberwar” Is Over and the National Security Agency Has Won

http://links.visibli.com

A “Memorandum of Agreement” struck last week between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America’s telecommunications and electronic infrastructure.

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