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  • May 17th, 2017 @ 5:50pm

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    Sorry but Cannizzaro office knows full well those so called subpoena's are illegal and intentionally misleading as there were people having believed that the subpoena came from the court and was issued by the court and thus it instilled fear in people on the receiving end of these subpoena's that if they didn't comply with contacting Cannizzaro office that they faced arrest or jail time for ignoring the subpoena.

    Cannizzaro argument that it predates his tenure is just bullshit and a bad attempt at covering your ass. This is just another example of how blurred the lines are when it comes to the justice system and how police and prosecutors are routinely flouting the law to gain an advantage over those it wished to investigate or prosecute.

    The real tragedy here is that no one in Cannizzaro's office will be out of a job, they will pay a monetary penalty and settle the lawsuits and issue some bullshit statement about how this was a mistake and they have seen the error of using this method to get people to talk to them and then throw in the "but we didnt do nuffin worng" and go about looking for another way to get people to talk to them that will border the line of right and wrong.

    One would think that Cannizzaro and his office would try to maintain the image of being above board and playing by the rules of law and the court, but obviously Cannizzaro and hit team aren't very interested in making sure they aren't breaking the very laws they are supposed to uphold.

  • May 15th, 2017 @ 7:09am

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    Reason Hollywood is "helping" China monitor set top boxes & smart tv's for copyright infringement is nothing more than Hollywood fill another one of their wet dreams which is aimed straight at restricting what you can view on those smart tv's and your set top boxes.

    Think about how Hollywood has waged war on torrent files and streaming sites, URL blocking and it's latest was on Kodi and other boxes.

    Hollywood is using China as a proof of concept to block users from seeing content that Hollywood doesn't want you to have access to (without kicking them some money first) or by the way of a license to enable you or the box provider to view or allow it to be distributed via a program or add on to the box, this concept would also be applied to smart tv's no doubt.

    Hollywood would never get away with doing a trial like this to block or censor set top boxes or smart tv's in the U.S. or UK, but China one could see allowing Hollywood do it with a large contribution of cash from Hollywood to get the goverment to okay it.

    China also benefits because they to can use this to have another way to filter what their citizens see and where they are getting it from and then blocking access to views that it doesn't like from reaching the public.

    You can bet if this proves effective that Hollywood will push this revelation of battling copyright infringement to other countries by saying the stats prove this is most effective and will save thousands of jobs and the infusion of cash that Hollywood needs to survive from all that piracy that threatens to push Hollywood to the brink of collapse... or so they say.

    This is another of Hollywood's wet dreams to control where you get their content, how you get their content and what you pay to get their content and when you will get to see it.

    I would say this is like something out of a bad spy movie, China and Hollywood in bed together plotting evil against it's enemies, but no.... it's real

  • May 10th, 2017 @ 9:31am

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    Charter and Comcast want to team up to try and ascertain better deals on handsets, sure makes sense.

    Comcast and Charter wont go out on their own and buy another entity that is in the same genre as they are without notifying the other as to their intent...Uh Say what? So how does that help either of them or consumers, it doesn't.

    Comcast and Charter have basically signaled that they wont compete against one another and thus their customers are going to suffer from this non compete agreement (because let's be honest that's really what this deal is)

    What we are really seeing is that Comcast and Charter will use their collective might if it is going to benefit themselves (like in buying handsets) but when it comes to the consumers seeing any benefit, well not so much,

    While Comcast and Charter may call this a non compete agreement, I call this more collusion to not do anything to poach another subscribers and to hold their customers hostage in being tied to one of the two's services and making things difficult to switch to the others services as a consumer.

    Collusion comes in many forms and companies love to dress it up as non compete agreements and spin how this is beneficial for the consumer. Collusion allows companies to conspire against the consumer to benefit themselves and this agreement between Comcast and Charter just further emphasizes that

  • Apr 18th, 2017 @ 11:47pm

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    Webmasters have been trying to monetize traffic for ages, the problem is some have just dont give a shit what kind of ad's they serve up as long as they are getting paid and that is the problem.

    Some webmasters have gone to the extreme to get coin when someone happens upon their website, having banner ads and ad's on the side of the site just weren't good enough so then became the scrolling ads, then the op up ads, then the pop under ad's, then the mouse over ads, then the redirects, then ad overlays,then the Iframes, and on and on.

    The AD industry has itself to blame for this due to the fact that they have a hand in creating this mess. The Ad industry has made Ad's and the way they can be delivered so obtrusive that people are past the point of annoyed with it, webmasters also shoulder part of the blame for the type of Ads they are using on their site and serving to a visitor.

    Some websites Ads and tactics to get clicks just make a person not want to bother going on the site any further and they close it out and go elsewhere. If you asked my honest opinion Streaming sites Ad's have become unbearable even with Ad Blocking, it's bad enough that even adult webmasters are looking like saints and they had a reputation as some of the worst for Ad's that did all sorts of shit when you landed on one of their websites.

    Even with how prevalent Ad blocking has become look at some of the webmasters and advertisers and their response has been. Some Webmasters and advertisers see the Ad blocking as a sign that they are shooting themselves and their webmaster partners with obtrusive ads and are rethinking how they serve those ad's to not be so obtrusive.

    And there are those Advertisers and webmasters who thwart anyone with an ad blocker from surfing there site or make it so navigation doesnt work correctly or content wont work or be served or is outright blocked. Instead of trying to see what would serve them better the Advertisers and webmaster have taken the thermonuclear war approach and have declared war on ad blockers and those who use them.

    Honestly Ads have become intrusive enough on some sites even with Ad blocking that I just dont go to those sites anymore, and for those that want me to turn off my ad blocker or I dont get to see their content I say "Thanks, but I dont think so" and I move along, because there is still too much obtrusive and malware laden ad's out there for my liking.

    I have sites I visit where I know there are ad's, and I have whitelisted because their ads arent full of pop ups, pop unders, mouse over, I frames and redirecting me to death and I have no problem with them.

    The ones that have gone all nuclear war on my ad blocking, I just plain quit going to their sites, plenty of other places on the web where I can go where I dont have to deal with crap ads and webmasters who could give a rats ass what they serve up or how they serve up ads.

    Sorry but advertisers and webmaster have to have a look in the mirror when it comes to what they are doing to monetize their websites with the type of ads and they way they choose to serve them to their sites visitors

  • Apr 12th, 2017 @ 6:47am

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    So the FBI wants to tip toe around in computer that it can access around the world, and there saying this is to deal with botnets? Yeah ask me how much I think they will only use it for that.

    So why wouldn't they go after the main infrastructure of the botnet rather than the computers swept up in it? It wouldnt be the fact that they can have a peak in say those 50k computers that were made part of the botnet and see what is all in them would it?

    What is to stop the FBI from searching around or looking for anything else that they deem to be of importance to them and send it back to their own servers or servers off shore that they could rent, nothing really other than there word that they wont do this.

    No offense but I dont exactly believe that the FBI wouldn't use anything else it gleaned that they thought has value to further an investigation.

    This is a slippery slope, in that they dont want to target the offending infrastructure and send out a command or an update to infected computers to poit to malware removal tools or to remove an infection at so and so site, they want to access the zombies with a NIT, and that is an issue in my mind

    There is a high potential for abuse and you can bet your ass that everyone who wants something done with the FBI new ability to gain access to computers elsewhere will be all over to have the FBI do what they were unable to do thru legal means, like say are good friend at the MPAA and RIAA or say Microsoft or Apple to site that is selling illegal software or jail breaking apps.

    There is a high potential that the FBI could become a gun for hire to do what some groups cant thru legal channels for the above mentioned companies and organisations, and once that path gets taken then it's open season

  • Apr 7th, 2017 @ 3:50am

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    I am no fan of anyone who dabbles in CP. Do I think anyone who dabbles, creates or possesses CP should be punished to the full extent of the law, yes I do but the FBI seems to have f*cked this up royally where the Playpen case is concerned.

    The Playpen cases across the U.S. that have played out have been a mixed bag of rulings with courts saying " yeah you have to disclose the NIT to defense counsel" and some courts saying "no need to disclose the NIT" and some courts saying the "warrant used was invalid" and other courts sayin" warrant was good" It has been a mixed bag of rulings.

    The issue I see is that some of the courts seem more than okay with letting the FBI get away with all the problems with the various Playpen cases from the warrant problems, to the disclosure issues etc etc etc.

    With the mixed bag of rulings out there, I see these cases dragging on and on and either the US DOJ dismissing the ones that are sure to be appealed or to cut them off before they head from an appeals court and to SCOTUS at some point.

    For every ruling where the Judges such as this one in MN are calling the US DOJ out on what has transpired before this case landed in court, there have been just as many courts ruling the opposite and letting the cases advance forward.

    I have little empathy for those who were caught in these cases, but I still believe the US DOJ and it's law Enforcement agencies need to play by the rules

  • Mar 28th, 2017 @ 10:48am

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    The web one weaves when they practice to decieve

  • Mar 21st, 2017 @ 6:16am

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    Oh c'mon the IRS Criminal Division is still waiting in the wings for both Steele and Hansemeier. Remembers they made upwards of 6 million dollars and paid no income tax on that.

    Hansmeier also used the money from his so called trust inappropriately due to how the trust was formed and how those funds can be used and withdrawn, so I am sure the IRS took note of that as well.

    I sure Hope Hans and his wife have been declaring that cash for his ADA trolling or that may get added to the IRS checklist

    For so long Hansmeier and Steele lied and cheat the system, the system is now extracting it's revenge and rightfully so.

  • Mar 16th, 2017 @ 5:49pm

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    I freaking love this idea! Elsevier needs to be taken right out of the Academic Research Paper extortion business.

    Elsevier's model to stifle and sue any entity that threatens their pay for access model to research papers defeats the whole principal and model behind most research in that it is to be shared so others can learn from it and or build on it.

    Not every Educational institution has the financial means to pay the exorbitant amounts that Elsevier demands for access to academic papers under its control, that is even more egregious when you have taxpayer funded educational institutions who are constricted in some of their curriculum offerings because they simply cant afford to pay the prices Elsevier demands for access to the vast areas of academic research papers its holds.

    I think that this is a fantastic idea to help combat the Elsevier's of the world, academic research papers should be there for all to review and learn and build on.

    I hope this take off and does well, this is people putting their money out there not for profit but for a good cause and it;s one well worth it in my opinion.

  • Mar 15th, 2017 @ 3:24pm

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    You can bet on the MPAA & RIAA to point that if the ISP in the UK can assist, then in other U.S. the ISP's should be able to do the same.

    Bank on Hollywood trying to get this feature in every country it can pressure into it

  • Mar 13th, 2017 @ 4:25pm

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    I love heart warming stories like this! Nothing better than seeing a troll get slammed

  • Mar 9th, 2017 @ 12:00pm

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    So take the opportunity to see if a court will hold up your claims against Google? Yeah that ought to work. Why Innovate when you can sue!

  • Mar 6th, 2017 @ 11:02pm

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    Totally Agree TAC

  • Mar 6th, 2017 @ 11:01pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tears for the loss of a national icon

    Wow. Why is it that as I read your posts you remind me of John Steele and his bravado.

  • Mar 6th, 2017 @ 10:57pm

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    Steele and Hansmeier took a lot of cash from people over 6 million dollars and they weren't too worried about getting caught.

    For years they lied and deceived the courts and even when faced with facts that their scheme was bullshit, they still lied about and then complained how they were being victimized by the courts.

    Even when facing sanctions the lies never stopped, same disregard they had for the the rules of law, they themselves are now facing being at the mercy of the court like so many people who were victims of their extortion scheme.

    The real kicker here though it some of the people they tried to make victims fought back, and with defense lawyers of Doe's and FCT & DTD helping shone the light on the Prenda scheme and now Steele and Hansmeier are soon to experience a side of the court that they have never seen.

    Steele and Hansmeier deserve every second of jail time they get. Even once the Prenda gravy train came to an end and all the court judgments they faced , they went right to the next best way to extort people for money to not sue, and that is the Americans With Disabilities Act Lawsuits.

    The easy settlement cash is obviously too hard for Steele and Hansmeier to give up, and even once they serve their jail time, I fully expect them to be in the background as I am sure they are both going to not be able to act as a member of the bar in the legal profession, but as the brains of some new scheme to extort people for money I am sure we are going to hear there names connected to some new scheme in the future.

    Hans law License is suspended, he isn't allowed to practice law, but that doesn't mean he can't consult. Hans hasn't given up the ADA lawsuits, all he did was get his wife ( who is a lawyer btw ) to be the "face" and name on the ADA lawsuits.

    You can bet your ass that it is Hans who is still running the show, Browne ( Hans Wife ) is just the front for it. Whether Hans wife will want to wait around 8 year or however long Hans gets remains to be seen.

    I would bet that we will see Hans and Steele's name in the new in the future when the next extort people for money scheme they get involved with blows up in their face. Hans and Steele will be back, That is settlement cash is way to easy to resist.

    The sad thing is there are other Lawyers doing the extort for settlement scheme, I am hoping now that the FBI and US DOJ have an idea what is going on now that they start to look at the Lawyers who are pulling the same extort for cash lawsuit scheme and start cracking down on these clowns

  • Feb 27th, 2017 @ 3:40pm

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    Holy typos in my original post...apologies folks.
    Lets try this again:

    I am no fan of any child exploitation but this ruling bothers me in the fact that the Judge knows and basically calls out the US DOJ for the tactics used to gather the evidence in the playpen case before the court.

    The problem here is that the Judge has called out the FBI methods and warrant that led to the suspect and the evidence at hand, but yet gives the US DOJ a pass and lets them use the tainted evidence anyway.

    This in my opinion is the court salvaging the US DOJ's case against this suspect and the court is leaning a little to much into being non impartial in it's ruling.

    We are seeing far too many cases where the US DOJ knows full well the methods used in cases are not to the letter of the law and are being allowed to pursue the case forward when evidence should have been tossed. It would seem that the playing field is being tilted in the US DOJ's favor which is wrong in my opinion.

    Many of us realize that some of these laws were written way back in the day and due to time and advancement in new technology in electronics and communication has left the statutes less applicable as it applies to the law, but that shouldn't give the US DOJ a pass.

    If the statutes are that far out of whack with today's technology then that is up to the goverment to work to bring the statutes up to date or pass new statutes to the penal code to meet today's advancement in tech an communications, and that is up to the politicians to do even though it seems they are to busy grifting cash from lobbyists and PAC's to do this.

    What should not happen is that the court knowing full well that the evidence should be tossed but allows it to be used anyways, and that is not the court being impartial and it is prejudicial against the defendant. I have no tolerance for child molesters etc, and they are the lowest form of life in my opinion, but the courts need to be impartial and follow the letter of the law.

    The Government expects the citizens to abide by the law and when they dont they are punished for it, but the goverment has to abide by the law as well, and if they or their Law Enforcement agencies break it then the chips should fall as they may, but they should not be allowed to break it and continue on

  • Feb 27th, 2017 @ 3:33pm

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    I am no fan of any child exploitation but this ruling bothers me in the fact that the Judge knows and basically calls out the US DOJ for the tactics used to gather the evidence in the playpen case before the court.

    The problem here is that the Judge has called out the FBI methods and warrant that led to the suspect and the evidence at hand, but yet gives the US DOJ a pass and lets them use the tainted evidence anyway.

    This in my opinion is the court salvaging the US DOJ's case against this suspect and the court is leaning a little to much into being non impartial in it's ruling.

    We are seeing far too many cases where the US DOJ knows full well the methods used in cases are not to the letter of the law and are being allowed to pursue the case forward when evidence should have been tossed. It would seem that the playing field is being tilted in the US DOJ's favor which is wrong in my opinion.

    Many of use realize that some of these laws were written way back in the day and due to time and new technology in electronics and communication has left the statutes less applicable to the advances in technology as it applies to the law, but that should give the US DOJ a pass.

    If the statutes are that far out of whack with today's technology then that is up to the goverment to work to bring the statutes up to date or pass new statutes to the penal code, and that is up to the politicians to do even though it seems they are to busy grifting cash from lobbyists and PAC's to do this.

    What should not happen is that the court knows full well that the evidence should be tossed but allows it to be used anyways, and that is not the court being impartial and it is prejudicial against the defendant. I have no tolerance for child molesters etc, and they are the lowest for of life in my opinion, but the courts need to be impartial and follow the letter of the law.

    The Government expects the citizens to abide by the law and when they dont they are punished for it, but the goverment has to abide by the law as well, and if they break it then the chips should fall as they may, but they should not be allowed to break it and continue on

  • Feb 21st, 2017 @ 10:12pm

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    Wow Hollywood's paid legal shills are out in full force to sorten the blow from the ruling in NZ.

    Apparently that ruling scared the shit out of Hollywood enough to have all the "Anonymous' lawyers run to any publication that is saying the copyright portion of the US DOJ case against Dotcom isnt valid for extradition.

    So imagine that all the anonymous "Lawyers" coming to say how anyone who reports that things aren't all rosey for Team Hollywood, isnt on fact about the ruling and what it means for Dotcom, yet they are here bashing away for reporting what Hollywood doesnt want anyone to know that has always been of much speculation of how Hollywood spun a civil case on copyright infringement into a criminal one.

    I'm sure that the Hollywood lawyers will give us a subjective viewpoint.

  • Feb 9th, 2017 @ 10:43am

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    Law Enforcement agencies from Federal to State to Municipal all love asset forfeiture because that sweet cash doesnt have to be accountable to the taxpayer, it doesnt come into their budget or out of it, it’s free money to them and they want every fucking cent they can get. “what that you say? Your Not Guilty, too bad we’re taking it”, “Guilty..fuck you were still taking it” “Not yours? Fuck you were taking it anyway…” wait is that a shirt on your back, hand that the fuck over now.. taking it”

    The fact that of whether you are guilty or not guilty doesnt matter, they can snatch your shit up on a whim. “Where did you get this money?” “You Just got paid, look at your pay stub”..” No Sir, suspected drug money, taking it”

    As I said For the Federal, State or Municipal law enforcement agencies it is open season to take what ever you have guilty of a crime or not. This is why the Police association are crying on Trumps shoulder because states are starting to hear from innocent citizens how they are being stopped for traffic violations ( imaginary ones at that ) and of course the litany of excuses to justify searching you and your stuff and car comes into play (smells like marijuana , you were going to fast, you were going to slow, you didnt put your signal on, or an indicator of suspicion talking too much, talking too little, making eye contact, not making eye contact, on the hwy or interstate where some had a joint in their car one day or a trunk full of drugs or none at all) any excuse they can use to justify stopping you all to se what they can loot from you.

    Used to be you had to worry about being robbed by shady characters or being stuck up by some druggie looking for quick cash for a fix or some crackhead, well fear not friends.. next time you see your local crackhead with a knife wanting your wallet, flash him a friendly smile and hand him over that wallet and ATM code for that bank card because your going to thank your lucky stars it was just some crackhead not the fucking cops who would have stuck a gun in your ribs and stole your shit for nothing, at least the crackhead did it for drugs, not the cops it is all about safety and thwarting crime that you got stopped on the way to your job or to visit family and friend.

    Hell when you see tow truck drivers speeding thru school zones on their way to fight parking crime, you’ll even have respect for them after they have handed you that grossly over inflated towing bill and you'll still want to give them a friendly wave more than you will that cop that pulls up beside you and glances your way with his Foster Grant sunglasses on and a look of constipation on his face and a wry smile while thinking to himself “ooh a corvette, we dont have one of them there fancy things for the impound auction yet, bet that fella in the suit and tie there stole it, better pull him over”

    Yes no need to fear the little crackheads and hooligans breaking into houses or businesses or jacking people for cars and cash or those rapists and murders, no no you have to watch for the real crooks with the cars that say P-O-L-I-C-E on them, those are the bandits who are going to jack your shit in the name of the law even when you have committed no crime.

    Yup your innocent but they want a cut of something they never should have taken from you in the first place, you bet your ass they do. It’s still free money to them no matter what, and to them if they cant get it all they will sure take a fucking consolidation prize.

    Hence why your seeing Law Enforcement bitch about states enacting legislation so they cant abuse the forfeiture laws on a whim and actually need to secure a conviction. You would think that Law Enforcement would want to make sure they have it right before they sell your shit for fun and profit right? Nope, it is of no interest to them, they just want to get that cash for your stash because it is all free money for toys and slush funds and god knows what else, because they dont have to account for it.

    I am waiting to see where this is going to lead us, and I will tell you right now, get ready to see a lot more police chases, a lot more violent confrontations, a lot more officer initiated shootings, and a lot more civil lawsuits and constitutional violations.

    If Law Enforcement thinks things are bad now between it and the public wait till this asset forfeiture starts to become more and more common and more and more abused, shit will hit the fan big time. If you ever wondered why citizens don’t trust the Police this is another item you can add to the growing list of reasons why and how it grows more and more everyday.

  • Feb 8th, 2017 @ 7:10am

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    While I agree that people who break the law and get punished by being sent to jail for it have to suck it up and do there time, I don't agree with the fact that an inmate needs to pay an outrageous amount to talk to their family/friends.

    There are a ton of people who dont have the means inside jail with prison inmate jobs or whose families have the means to pay the insane per minute fees to talk to the person who is behind bars.

    Inmates dont get hours and hours to sit and blab on the phone, their is a que to get on the phone and then you are only allotted so much time and then your time is up and it is the next persons in line's time.

    Inmates do not just have free access to the phone anytime they want, it is restricted just like visitation is and yes inmates can lose both those privileges, much like they can with time in the gym or exercise yard, or being confined to their cell.

    Should inmates have to pay for their phone privileges, yes, they should, but they shouldn't be gouged for them. Prison isnt like being at daycare, I doubt anyone here wouldn't have their sanity tested being behind bars especially those that are looking at years and years.

    Inmates are separated from everything that they knew outside of the prison, and they are subjected to a whole new world once they are inside and ask anyone who has been there it isnt any picnic, your at way more risk inside than you were outside.

    Inmates are paying for their crimes make no mistake about it, and they are separated from family and friends be that as it may there is no reason to gouge them with exorbitant
    phone rates to make a phone call. The companies that supply the services to the prisons make bank on it as it is, they are upgrading these services all the time, this isnt like AT&T having major cost to keep up with technological advances to benefit consumer or cities.. it's a captive market (literally) Prisoners cant just decide they dont like the service they are getting and go elsewhere.

    Inmates connections to their families and friends are about all that keep some of the inmates from taking their life or someone else's inside and it is no joke. Do the companies that provide the service have a right to a profit sure, most would agree to that, but they do not need to gouge the fuck out of the inmates to do it.

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