Marshall Sutherland
  
Top 6 reasons the law is "perverted" in this sexting case
Reason, on their blog, tells the entire story of Trey Sims, a 17-year-old who videoed himself “fondling his erect penis.” A warrant was issued, so he could be charged with child pornography. But there are six perversions in this sexting case…
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Mike Macgirvin
  
WTF? :facepalm
Maria Karlsen
  
I am speechless.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out

The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international legal thicket, one that asks whether US search warrants extend to data stored on foreign servers. The US government says it has the legal right, with a valid court warrant, to reach into the world's servers with the assistance of the tech sector, no matter where the data is stored.
Marshall Sutherland
  
The FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant

In January, Motherboard reported on the FBI's “unprecedented” hacking operation, in which the agency, using a single warrant, deployed malware to over one thousand alleged visitors of a dark web child pornography site. Now, it has emerged that the campaign was actually an order of magnitude larger.

In all, the FBI obtained over 8,000 IP addresses, and hacked computers in 120 different countries, according to a transcript from a recent evidentiary hearing in a related case.

The figures illustrate the largest ever known law enforcement hacking campaign to date, and starkly demonstrate what the future of policing crime on the dark web may look like. This news comes as the US is preparing to usher in changes that would allow magistrate judges to authorize the mass hacking of computers, wherever in the world they may be located.
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Mike Macgirvin
  
There's a link in that article to this one:

https://motherboard.vice.com/read/australian-authorities-hacked-computers-in-the-us

wherein (if you compare the two) it is shown that the US merely copied all the techniques (to the letter) of a similar investigation by Australian authorities a year or two earlier.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Pre-crime returns to America with new Airbnb law

On Friday afternoon, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill making it illegal to advertise your home for short-term rent on websites like Airbnb.

The law specifically targets New York City homeowners in apartment buildings who advertise their properties, or even just a spare room in their homes, to rent for less than 30 days at a time.

It’s important to note that New York already passed a law a few years ago making it illegal to rent your home out to short-term tenants.

This new law makes it illegal to ADVERTISE… which is basically pre-crime.

Now you don’t even need to commit the egregiously criminal act of renting out your home to a nightly traveler.

Simply informing the public that you’re thinking about it is enough to get slammed with a major fine.

Violations carry a penalty of up to $7,500, dramatically higher than New York’s penalty for reckless driving (up to $300) and even higher than the fine for driving while intoxicated (between $500 and $5,000).
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Marshall Sutherland
  
Clinton Is Above The Law, So The Law Is Dead

Write this down. Record the date. Remember it.

July 5, 2016. 11:15 a.m. One day after America’s 240th birthday.

When historians conduct their autopsy on Lady Justice, that will be the time of death. That is the precise moment when Justice drew her last labored breath, cursed our ridiculous country and our hopelessly corrupt government, and collapsed. Sure, she’d been in bad shape for a while, but there was no surviving the final blow. When it is explicitly announced and made public that the wealthiest and most elite and most liberal are indeed above the law, the charade of “law” cannot continue. There is no law. We are living under the rule of men, not of law. We are subject to the whims of petty tyrants and bureaucrats. They are subject to no one on Earth.
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