New YorK State’s new end-run approach to compiling DNA database
August 20, 2010 by Dissent
Michael Virtanen reports:
Local prosecutors in New York are being urged to collect DNA samples as part of plea bargains in all misdemeanor cases after a bill that would have required the record keeping got stuck in the Legislature.
The state has data on genetic material from about 365,000 criminals convicted of felonies or at least one of 35 misdemeanors, as required by law, plus 32,405 samples taken from crime scenes.
Read more on SIlive.com
Not surprisingly, at least one proponent makes the “If you have nothing to hide…” argument:
“Making this a condition of a plea is not onerous on any defendant. It’s a one-time submission,” said Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan. “If a defendant does object to it, it does raise a red flag as to what may be lingering in their past.”
The NYCLU has been opposing the suggested expansion of the DNA database and is quoted in the story but has not yet issued any press release on their site or indicated whether they would take any additional measures to oppose this newest proposal.
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Apple Patents Remotely Disabling Jailbroken Phones
Posted by Soulskill on Friday August 20, @10:19AM
"Apple yesterday applied for a patent to allow remotely disabling electronic devices when 'unauthorized usage' is detected. The patent application covers using the camera to take pictures of the unauthorized user and using GPS to determine location, [Just like the school in Lower Merion did! Bob] and it involves ascertaining whether the phone has been hacked or jailbroken, using those as criteria for detecting 'suspicious behavior.' The patent would allow the carrier or any other 'authorized' party to disable or restrict the functionality of the device. Is this Apple's latest tool to thwart jailbreaking?"
An analysis of the socio-economic and geopolitical aspects of porn. For you non-academics, that's the equivalent of saying “I only buy Playboy for the articles.” (No list of sites, I already looked)
Source: International Secure Systems Lab
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