When I read about this last week, one of the things I seem to remember was that some warrants incorrectly seemed active, because the warrant had been quashed during the time of the data migration to the new system.
On a system this large, and this important, how could you NOT have a migration path that would account for this?
But it is a quick fix until the education system can catch up and do its job.
The education system is supposed to produce a certain percent of graduates that are destined to keep the 'for profit' prisons full. The remaining graduates must be just employable enough to pay taxes to operate the for profit prisons.
Re: I don't see a problem with this, with a warrant
> If efforts to keep seized phones alive until a search > warrant arrives (or: novel idea -- get one first!)
That sounds to me like they don't have a search warrant first.
So the police will mug someone, steal their phone, and search through it to "keep it alive" until the presumed warrant arrives. But what if the warrant doesn't arrive? Is this assault and battery by the police?
What happens if the victim of the mugging, or one of their friends, uses deadly force against one of these muggers only later to discover they are the police?
One other observation: The police seem to wonder why they have a problem with the public not trusting them.
Use Case: Our 'for profit' prisons need to maintain fewest possible vacant cells. More prisoners means more revenue, higher profits, executive bonuses, and greater shareholder value, and thus it's good for 'everyone'. Those are are wrongly arrested due to 'errors' are generally released in a very short time, so no harm is done.
Probably everyone has seen the joke memo that introduces company wide password requirements. Then adds more and more restrictions. Then goes over the top until it starts reducing the number of possible passwords. Finally only one possible password exists. Everyone is to start using this secure password at once. Managers will distribute it to their direct reports.
Password must have at least 12 characters, with at least one
lower case letter, upper case letter, number, and special
character "!@#$%^&*()", and must not have any repeated
letters, numbers, or special characters.
Why no repeated characters?
Disallowing repeated characters actually diminishes the universe of allowable passwords. Isn't the idea of the requirements of special character, number and upper/lower case to force passwords into a larger space so that they don't all fall into the small space of lower case only words from the dictionary.
Or a simple accounting error. The US Courts are not including the number of fraudulent wire tap orders that have forged signatures of judges. Perhaps because the courts do not have copies of the fraudulent wire tap orders.