In other words, Stingray is ,i>only good for improper use, since charges against actual dangerous criminals get dropped when the data collection method must be revealed. All that money and time for negative outcomes. What will they think of next? How else can we let violent criminals and thieves walk while preserving the privilege to maim and kill random citizens for contempt-of-cop?
Huh, why 2020? Why not just claim there is too much invested, too much infrastructure, and too many programs to make it go away now? The "too big to fail/kill/ignore" meme seems to work every other time. Or would too many people be irritated still so it would make Congress uncomfortable if they just up and said "this is forever now"? Little bits, little bits. When big bites just might be a little too blatant.
Seems more like the judge told the FBI they were bullshitting and allowed the suit to stand. (Even though the other suits were dismissed, and whether incompetence or bad faith caused the delays, the EO and DOJ had eventually complied by the time the filings for summary judgement were made.)
Of course, all he can hope to do is to invalidate the search, which is just one more tick mark against the LEOs involved and won't change anything on their end. It doesn't make the man innocent, who apparently had sale-amounts of coke in his possession (valid searches or no). The law doesn't just run roughshod over the innocent, but the clearly guilty as well.
This is about the gov screwing around with FOIA requests, not guilt or innocence. Coss can only have conviction overturned on a technicality, unless he can also prove that the evidence recovered from 3 locations was also planted. IOW, he's innocent like OJ.
What kills me is that as these things become apparent, I don't see any calls to patching software, fixing hardware, or or fixing standards and protocols to mitigate this type of activity. And while we get patches for some things, they certainly don't even cover the (much cheaper if the governments are interested) criminal markets for similar wares (and a lot of other innovative, if ghastly, stuff). And I don't believe for a second that major vendors couldn't get (or haven't gotten) their hands on these things or enough info to mitigate.
Of course a lot of entry is via other tactics, social engineering, and complicity. But it's like they don't try at all.
That is neither evidence, nor a claim, it's another hypothesis.
And if you want to get picky with words, we are, in fact, alone. No observable neighbors in any other sense means "alone", regardless as to how many other people live on the planet.
The likelihood that there are species with intelligence and tech like ours, making themselves obvious, is very, very slim.
OTOH, we can, especially as techniques and technology improve, identify life elsewhere, simply by finding free oxygen and spectral evidence of things like chlorophylls, for values of life similar to ours.
I'll assume there is life elsewhere, probably a lot of it, but in any meaningful sense, yeah we're alone. But you can go on operating on belief while talking about evidence all you want. It's a free country.
The only way it doesn't matter is inside the legal system. Or rather, it does matter: He can't be imprisoned as guilty since he has not been to trial and found guilty. It does, however, matter in all other respects everywhere else what anyone thinks. It also matters what people think when the system delivers wrong guilty or not guilty verdicts, or for the wrong purported crime, or punishments too weak or too heavy-handed. I have no idea how anyone can claim otherwise, but the claim does certainly show up an awful lot when sexual harassment and assaults are the accusation.
Why would i want my car to unlock every time my phone is in proximity?
What if someone get my phone?
For one thing, it's new. There are already plenty of proximity locks on the market, but they generally require a specialized fob on your keychain; there are already smartphone-controlled locks too, but they operate by button-press.
When I was a kid, we actually had to put a key in a lock and turn it. Uphill. Both ways. In fifty feet of snow.
As the Internet evolves, so too will the way in which we see ourselves. Social networks will no longer be confined to our screens – laptops, tablets or smartphones. They will be as seamlessly integrated into our daily lives as the Internet itself. In this digital future, it will be much harder to cyberbully and torment people online, because the anonymity of the Internet will give way as we circle back to a world of singular identity – online and off.
And yet the consequences for threats and bullying will be as ubiquitous and serious as ever, what with the exposure of the lives of so many potential victims in a zero-anonymity world. Anonymity is a far larger protection for the innocent and less-advantaged than it is for jerks.
Also, barf on my toaster and everything being net-connected. What a godawful horrible future so many of us have been mocking and fearing since idiots like Gates have been yapping about it. No I don't want my refrigerator ordering milk, or connected just because the vendor demands it be so in order to work at all. Digital Invasion Management, no thanks. Enough faux-progress.
Except it did work, for years. Losing consumers by wasting money on extra junk makes little sense as a business plan. Kind of like shooting yourself in both feet.
I don't know if it was the personal vision of one person or a few, or years of incredibly bad market research (astonishing, I know) but when they're flashing a few seconds of actual weather at me once an hour instead of giving me my local data and access to weather across the States and the rest of the globe that can be useful and important to anyone, they've failed. When before they only had to spend on the core information and had more eyeballs. But if they felt like they just weren't doing as well as they once were on cable, then they should have dropped the model and concentrated on the net.